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Stinger
03-03-2011, 10:16 AM
Calif. woman survives 35-mile ride on minivan hood

MANTECA, Calif. (AP) The woman desperately gripped a windshield wiper blade, her body splayed across the hood of the minivan as it raced down a Northern California freeway in the middle of the night, reaching 100 mph, witnesses said.

With the temperature hovering in the low 30s, Christopher Michael Carroll drove 35 miles from Manteca to nearby Pleasanton on Saturday with his wife clinging to the hood, prompting 911 calls from at least two alarmed witnesses, police said.

Carroll, 36, was being held without bail Wednesday at the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and domestic assault, according to sheriff's department records.

Carroll got into the family's minivan around 12:30 a.m. Saturday after he and his wife had an argument at their Manteca home, said police spokesman Rex Osborn.

"She kind of goes with the van to try to stop him, gets up on the hood and is hanging on to the wiper blade," he said. "She obviously didn't think he would keep driving."

Carroll sped through Manteca, got on the freeway and didn't pull over until he reached Pleasanton, Osborn said.

One witness followed Carroll most of the way and told police his speed reached 100 mph.

Eventually, Carroll slowed down the vehicle and his wife "was able to roll off," Osborn said. The driver following the vehicle took the woman to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for hypothermia.

Carroll returned home, where police arrested him a short time later, Osborn said. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, and authorities said they wouldn't know whether he has an attorney until then.

The wild ride happened several days after Carroll was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance, Osborn said.

Police received a phone call Feb. 23 from a witness who reported that Carroll had climbed into a 6-foot-deep trash bin in Manteca and was threatening to drown himself in the 5 inches of water that had collected at the bottom, Osborn said.

"We went out there and talked to him for about an hour and he was obviously on some kind of drugs," Osborn said.

Carroll was booked into county jail that afternoon and released the following day, he said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110303/ap_on_fe_st/us_car_hood_arrest

Pestilence
03-03-2011, 10:18 AM
Police received a phone call Feb. 23 from a witness who reported that Carroll had climbed into a 6-foot-deep trash bin in Manteca and was threatening to drown himself in the 5 inches of water that had collected at the bottom, Osborn said.


ROFL

Sofa King
03-03-2011, 10:20 AM
Ewwww.... drown himself in dumpster water? what a terrible way to die..... blah!



oh, and freezing to death on a car hood doing 100 mph wouldn't be fun either...

kepp
03-03-2011, 10:30 AM
"Don't make me pull this car over!"

seclark
03-03-2011, 10:31 AM
sounds like the kind of guy i want to stand in front of when he's in a running vehicle. i think she must be as nuts as he is.
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Frosty
03-03-2011, 11:08 AM
I'm still having a hard time getting past believing that he got a minivan to 100 MPH.

thurman merman
03-03-2011, 11:10 AM
Police received a phone call Feb. 23 from a witness who reported that Carroll had climbed into a 6-foot-deep trash bin in Manteca and was threatening to drown himself in the 5 inches of water that had collected at the bottom, Osborn said.


ROFL

Dante84
03-03-2011, 11:13 AM
The lady:

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Radar Chief
03-03-2011, 11:14 AM
I'm still having a hard time getting past believing that he got a minivan to 100 MPH.

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Phobia
03-03-2011, 11:37 AM
This very same thing happened when I moved out of the house when I was 16. My mom did not want me to go so she climbed onto the hood of my car and wouldn't let go. Then I drove about 2 blocks and sat at a stop-sign while the pastor and a couple deacons from her church drove past. They didn't stop or anything but I turned around, drove home, and put the front wheels in the grass. Then I popped the clutch in reverse and dropped her off.

Frosty
03-03-2011, 11:38 AM
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I'm not saying a minivan can't hit 100; just the type of thing someone like this would own.

I'm picturing a clapped out Windstar.

Halfcan
03-03-2011, 12:10 PM
lol

AndChiefs
03-03-2011, 12:11 PM
She was just trying to get to the antifreeze.

Radar Chief
03-03-2011, 01:07 PM
I'm not saying a minivan can't hit 100; just the type of thing someone like this would own.

I'm picturing a clapped out Windstar.

Just being sarcastic.
Besides that minivan is a cheater, basically a stock Caravan but with a monster intercooled Garret turbo on it.

JD10367
03-03-2011, 01:54 PM
This guy should have his license revoked. Seriously.





















I mean, what self-respecting guy CAN'T manage to throw his wife from the hood of his moving car? Really, dude. You swerve left and right a few times and she should slide right off like a turd on a hotplate. It's not that difficult. 100 miles an hour for 35 miles, and she was still hanging on? Just put on a frigging dress and take the bus from now on, pansy.

tooge
03-03-2011, 03:08 PM
he only climbed out of the trash bin when he realized he had stumbled into the night lair of the most bad assed undead dog ever....Winning.

seclark
03-03-2011, 03:11 PM
why didn't he just turn on his wipers?
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Over-Head
03-03-2011, 03:12 PM
why didn't he just turn on his wipers?
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cuz she was doing chin ups on em' duhhhh:p

Otter
03-03-2011, 03:24 PM
why didn't he just turn on his wipers?
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I bet windshield washer fluid would burn the eyes. If not it would at least speed up the hypothermia process.

Bugeater
03-03-2011, 03:29 PM
Jesus, that had to be one fucking scary ride for that broad.

seclark
03-03-2011, 03:34 PM
Jesus, that had to be one ****ing scary ride for that broad.

wouldn't faze my wife...she'd still be yelling and telling me how to drive.
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Over-Head
03-03-2011, 03:38 PM
wouldn't faze my wife...she'd still be yelling and telling me how to drive.
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JD10367
03-03-2011, 05:19 PM
Jesus, that had to be one ****ing scary ride for that broad.

I heard that being whispered the day after my wedding. :crybaby:

kstater
03-03-2011, 05:27 PM
Why the fuck is he being charged? She's the dumbfuck who jumped on the hood of the car.

Over-Head
03-03-2011, 05:29 PM
Why the **** is he being charged? She's the dumb**** who jumped on the hood of the car. not wearing a seatbelt

JonesCrusher
03-03-2011, 05:29 PM
Sounds like that scene from Deathproof.

Rain Man
03-03-2011, 05:35 PM
I'm still having a hard time getting past believing that he got a minivan to 100 MPH.


Maybe it turns out that a woman on a minivan makes it really aerodynamic. A lot of scientific discoveries are made by accident like this. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb while trying to electrocute his wife, and corn flakes were invented when a guy was trying to stuff his wife into an oven.

This time next year all of the Indy cars will have women on their hoods.

Just Passin' By
03-03-2011, 05:48 PM
Maybe it turns out that a woman on a minivan makes it really aerodynamic. A lot of scientific discoveries are made by accident like this. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb while trying to electrocute his wife, and corn flakes were invented when a guy was trying to stuff his wife into an oven.

This time next year all of the Indy cars will have women on their hoods.

Well that will make the crashes more fun to watch.