Monday, December 27, 2010

Please stop truckin'

The lesson I got from this roundup of news from the Sunshine State is that if you're ever down there and you meet someone with a pickup truck, you should just back away slowly:
In other truck news, a death row inmate filed and lost a lawsuit seeking to keep a restored 1971 Chevy pickup that he stole from the couple he killed.

In Sanford, a dealer of used pickup trucks offered a free AK-47 assault rifle with every purchase. Apparently trucks and guns go well together. Fort Pierce police say a 25-year-old man drove his pickup truck across a lawn, over a mailbox and at several people after losing an arm-wrestling match, then pressed a rifle to the forehead of the man who beat him. Two men were charged in Glades County after authorities found 36 dead alligators and 19 live hatchlings in their pickup truck.
Well, I'm sure they had a reasonable explanation. And I'm sure there are also plenty of gun-toting, alligator-hoarding nutjobs down there who drive sedans, sports cars, and vans, too.

Especially vans.

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