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Old 12-09-2011, 06:51 AM
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Share a story where you helped.

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My daughter and I were coming home from getting some subs after dark a couple days ago and we see a guy waving a flashlight as we were coming through the state woods. This is in the middle of nowhere so I pull over. My 11 yo daughter was scared and I had reservations. She armed herself with my scent killer spray just in case.
The guy was pretty drunk and took a right turn and seemed like he didnt straighten the wheel to come out of it. I saw he was flat down in the bottom of a ditch with the roof of his truck literally the same level as the road...He asked for a tow..I thought no way in hell's half acre am I getting him out without a winch...I had one of those yellow straps and we hooked up anyways. I put my f150 in 4wd. He started his truck and it was gurgling b/c the muffler was under water. Im pretty sure he must have had water in the car it was so deep.
I started and he just sat there. My truck didnt move a bit...I backed up a bit and yelled to him to hit it and I would snatch him. Sure enough we moved abt 10 ft but he was still flat in the bottom. I backed up again and pointed further to the left and snatched him again. This time we got moving and after about 40 feet he came up and out. Lucky I was hooked to his upside bumper coming out or he probably would have flipped.

I couldnt believe it. The poor dumbass got a gift that day. I thought he wanted to hug and kiss me.
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I hope you have rhino skin. There is a deluge headed your way.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:58 AM
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:19 AM
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Wonder if there could have been liability if the "drunk" driver went on and killed someone.

Not really a story I would "pat myself on the back about."

Think if you had said "I called the cops" you would get a lot more thumbs up...
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Wonder if there could have been liability if the "drunk" driver went on and killed someone.

Not really a story I would "pat myself on the back about."

Think if you had said "I called the cops" you would get a lot more thumbs up...
I knew they would come.
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You put yourself and and worst of all, your daughter in danger.... Not to mention everyone else in the drunk's path. I image you let him drive off after this incident?
I'm all for helping someone in need, and have in the past even though I was scared sh%tless, but all that man needed was a ride to a jail cell.
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Uhhhkayyy....The guy was able to walk half a mile down to the main road to flag me down, and we talked a while. He was able climb in and out of his truck window 3 or 4 times and I watched him hook the straps up under his truck and under my truck rather well. Once out of the ditch I watched him unhook the straps which he did well. It was a weeknight and this is way out in the country and there was little or no traffic and he said he lived about 3 miles away in an area i know he isnt going out into traffic. I didnt bring my cell and doubt i would get reception there. I also followed him a mile and a half down the road to make sure his truck was ok.
I wasn't concerned based on these factors and think I assessed the situation and his abilities pretty well.
So you guys would have rolled up the windows, drove home, and called the cops right?
Nice job, way to abandon someone in the middle of the woods.
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Uhhhkayyy....The guy was able to walk half a mile down to the main road to flag me down, and we talked a while. He was able climb in and out of his truck window 3 or 4 times and I watched him hook the straps up under his truck and under my truck rather well. Once out of the ditch I watched him unhook the straps which he did well. It was a weeknight and this is way out in the country and there was little or no traffic and he said he lived about 3 miles away in an area i know he isnt going out into traffic. I didnt bring my cell and doubt i would get reception there. I also followed him a mile and a half down the road to make sure his truck was ok.
I wasn't concerned based on these factors and think I assessed the situation and his abilities pretty well.
So you guys would have rolled up the windows, drove home, and called the cops right?
Nice job, way to abandon someone in the middle of the woods.
You did fine.
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Originally Posted by starmonk View Post
Share a story where you helped.

Mine:
My daughter and I were coming home from getting some subs after dark a couple days ago and we see a guy waving a flashlight as we were coming through the state woods. This is in the middle of nowhere so I pull over. My 11 yo daughter was scared and I had reservations. She armed herself with my scent killer spray just in case.
The guy was pretty drunk and took a right turn and seemed like he didnt straighten the wheel to come out of it. I saw he was flat down in the bottom of a ditch with the roof of his truck literally the same level as the road...He asked for a tow..I thought no way in hell's half acre am I getting him out without a winch...I had one of those yellow straps and we hooked up anyways. I put my f150 in 4wd. He started his truck and it was gurgling b/c the muffler was under water. Im pretty sure he must have had water in the car it was so deep.
I started and he just sat there. My truck didnt move a bit...I backed up a bit and yelled to him to hit it and I would snatch him. Sure enough we moved abt 10 ft but he was still flat in the bottom. I backed up again and pointed further to the left and snatched him again. This time we got moving and after about 40 feet he came up and out. Lucky I was hooked to his upside bumper coming out or he probably would have flipped.

I couldnt believe it. The poor dumbass got a gift that day. I thought he wanted to hug and kiss me.
Good on yer.

We'll post the naysayer's up in the douchebag thread. Fuggin idjits.


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"I hope you have rhino skin. There is a deluge headed your way."

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Thanks for pulling me out of that ditch
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It's fun snatching the crap out of somebody else's truck. Reminded them of the rule if I breaks off I get to keep it.
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Thanks for pulling me out of that ditch
Well, were you drunk or not?
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It's fun snatching the crap out of somebody else's truck. Reminded them of the rule if I breaks off I get to keep it.
I bet I shook him sober.
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BTW I think my daughter learned the right lesson...
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Buzzed driving is O.K. right


















WRONG CALL THE COPS AND LET THEM DEAL WITH IT
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I had a guy recently run out in front of my car.

The whole family was with me, wife kids etc.

It was in a park and not very light so when he jumped out i could have hit him, On top of that,... The guy had blood all over his shirt and looking frantic. He was about 6 foot and 18-20years old...

Soo.. I could have swerved away and kept going like most people would.. but I stopped , foot on the gas of course and listened through a cracked window. He didnt have a car so I thought maybe a car accident and maybe it was in a ditch.

This kid was frantic, and he started too spout jibberis, h but apparently his buddy had been stabbed and was off the side of the road in the dark and was passing out.

It was probably dumb of me, but i belived him at face value and I followed this guy about 30 yards into the park (now this is a downtown park, not some national forest) but as I was runnig, i was suddenly very aware of my environment and started thinking of my situation...

Here i am, Following a bloody person, into the park... at night... I could be the next bloody victim if things work anything like in the movies...

So i kept a good 10 foot dsitance behind him as we went and kept checking my back.

But sure enough.. His friend was there. stabbed twice in the back from apparent mugging. Both of them had been drinking and not thinking strait as to what to do. The one who had been stabbed didnt want to "deal " with a hospital and thouht he was fine. The one who came to find help couldnt do anything. His buddy wouldnt move on his own and he was to heavy to carry.

Long and short,I Stopped the bleeding, took control of a few drunk kids one of whom could have died, and called the cops and ambulance. Something that they should have done already. At one point the one bleeding out actually took a swing at me.. he was just to out of it to know what was going on.

Somethimes people just make stupid decisions.

Stop and help when you can.


BTW, I left after the ambulance got there and EMTs took over. I got a call about a week later from a woman with terrible english who wanted to say thanks to the person who helped her son.
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You tried to do the right thing. Glad all is oK.

We all have stories where we helped and later realized the risk we took.

Part of being human.

Who knows--you may have saved his life. The next driver may have run him over--or... you get the picture.

Glad you care enough to try and help.
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Originally Posted by oceandansar View Post
Buzzed driving is O.K. right


















WRONG CALL THE COPS AND LET THEM DEAL WITH IT

No......and no.....
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"BTW I think my daughter learned the right lesson..."

I don't have one but I'm not sure I'd want my daughter stopping for anyone on a deserted, dark road.

I'll bite.
I have picked up two hitch hikers in my life.
One was an 80yr old man walking down the road with his thumb out. It was 100 degrees out. He needed a ride to publix so he could ride home with his friend who was an old bag boy at publix. They were going to play cards and drink that night.
The other one was a 300lb black woman walking along the road in the Ocala National Forest. Again it was hotter than a well diggers ass outside. I was in my twenties, she shoe horned herself in the back seat of my trans am. My girl friend was in the front seat. She just wanted a ride to the gas station which was another 10 miles down the road.
When I was in basic training the guy next to me started choking on a piece of meat. He was turning purple. I made him stand up and did the heimlick on him. He was really choking. The third time I squeezed him a piece of meat flew across the table. Everyone was watching. Then the drill sergeant screamed at us to sit the F down and eat.
I was walking up to a department store outside of Ft Hood. A shoplifter ran out and some ladies were screaming. I chased him across the parking lot, across a major highway, (similar to the turnpike) along the highway back to the over pass. He ran under the overpass and a cop car pulled up to me. I pointed at the guy and they pinned him with their car. I walked up and they said, 'get outa here we got this". I thought, fine jack ass. Then had a couple mile walk back to the mall.
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