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A man who'd been arrested in Utah on suspicion of burglary tried to escape from cops by jumping out of a moving police car.
As this footage shows, Nicholas Duffy was still handcuffed as he dubiously leaped from the speeding car and onto the highway.
The 20-year-old had complained to officers that he felt like vomiting and asked them to crack the rear window open a bit for for him.
But when they did he unbuckled himself before jumping out of the window as the car travelled along Interstate 15 at 30mph.
Unsurprisingly flying head-first from a car while his hands were cuffed behind his back didn't end well… he was soon back in custody and in need of a trip to hospital.
http://newslite.tv/2011/01/27/arrested-suspect-jumps-from-mo.htmlA man who'd been arrested in Utah on suspicion of burglary tried to escape from... more
I find myself switching positions on "cute videos." Sometimes I think they're a great part of the internet, other times I'll suggest that they are a waste of time for our stupid culture. It's probably dependent on my mood. Right now I feel like lauding internet cuteness.
We've previously discussed our inherent mammalian appreciation for cute things. Today I'd like to talk about the narrative function of a very cute video.
Urlesque found "baby stuck behind couch."
The video instinctually draws us in with its cuteness. We are at first curious: Why is there a kid stuck behind a couch? His initial "I don't want to tell you" draws us into the story. Almost like that confrontation scene in Chinatown, the audience is confused and compelled to solve this mystery.
The parents eventually proclaim an ultimatum: "you have to tell me if you want to get out." This eventually convinces the toddler to go into a roundabout diatribe on the events leading to his entrapment. The parents continue to interrogate with questions they already know the answers to.
"Well how'd the police cars get back there?"
Matter-of-factly, realizing he has no other options the baby admits: "I throw them back there." The mother mildly reprimands the boy.
He thinks for an extended moment, then resorts back to the whimper of urgency: "I want to get out of here." The inquisition continues, then the child begins to cry. It is with this rhetorical technique that the baby is able to trick his parents into extracting him.
"You promise not to go behind the couch anymore." Even though the mother recognizes his "mmhmm" is insincere, she sends the father to facilitate the release. The mother notes "I'm a horrible mother to be laughing." But the baby is freed unscathed. He finally remarks "thanks for saving me, now can you get the police car out."
This is real life playing out like a sitcom. It's not the real life of reality television, mediated through multiple cameras, story editors, and executive producers. This is a glimpse into the tiny narratives we live everyday. Like television, this video was created for public consumption. This story becomes more meaningful, because more people share this experience. This shared experience make things feel more real.
I'd like to believe that this video makes others appreciate the small narratives in their own lives. Owning meaning, empowers people.I find myself switching positions on "cute videos." Sometimes I think... more
Caught on Tape: Dog Attacks Police Car, Eats Bumper
By the time animal services captured Winston, he had chewed two tires and the entire front bumper off a patrol car.
March 25, 2010
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A dog that attacked two Chattanooga police cars has been sentenced to obedience and canine good citizen classes.
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Winston, a mixed-breed, will also have to wear a tag that says he is “potentially dangerous.”Caught on Tape: Dog Attacks Police Car, Eats Bumper By the time animal services... more
This is way too funny. Must read.
The Carbon Motors E7 has been a long time in coming, and our suspicions of vaporware were abated when we saw actual pictures of the E7 last week, but now they've officially been quashed for the moment as a still-in-development prototype has been unveiled for all to see. The purpose built police cruiser is equipped with a 300 HP diesel engine which will push the car from 0-to-65 MPH in under 7 seconds, a 250,000 mile durability spec, suicide doors, a hoseable interior and integrated bull bars. But it's not really about the car itself, it's about the gadgets.
more at http://jalopnik.com/5063649/carbon-motors-e7-police-car-finally-reveals-video-of-cool-cop-gadgetry-insideThe Carbon Motors E7 has been a long time in coming, and our suspicions of vaporware... more