On the other hand, it's only a Taurus
... not a harrison(?)
"Honey, I got such a deal on this ball at the auction, you won't believe... "
Did he get to keep the wrecking ball?
I once lived there and you can bet your paycheck that in 2017 the 'old timers' will be saying "remember when that wrecking ball got loose and smashed up all them there cars?"
"toys", that's fabulous.
That crane operator ought to change his last name now.
I'm sure it's just scraped up from the road, but at that resolution it looks like a giant ball of twine, like they have as roadside attractions in various plains states.
My first thought was: "Rubber band ball?"
That's what I get for looking at the image, before reading the giant bold text right above it.
What, like this one? [Youtube]
Great. Just great. Not only do we have a zombie problem we now have a wrecking ball problem. And people said living in Pittsburgh was easy...
...they jus' don' listen.So, you gotta help them understand.
Street bowling is fun. Looks like he picked up the spare. ;-)
That happened in a town about 35 miles away, in the next county, from where I currently live. I happened to be IN that town that day, and drove past that. I must tell you, it looked even more awesome in person. Carnage everywhere.
That said, they didn't clear it for /hours/. When he says in the article that he looked at it 6 hours later, they mean exactly where it happened. They didn't even retrieve the wrecking ball from the car till dusk. Fucking moron Meadville cops.
"DRAT!" said God, as his Newton's Cradle came apart...
Police said crane operator Robby L. Boring, 28, of Meadville, was injured when he tried to stop the wrecking ball by throwing bricks in front of it.
That was my first reaction too. But then I realized I could picture myself doing to same thing. You know it's not going to work, but there are no obviously better options and you're panicking and you have to do something.
Or I guess you could just yell "fore!"
"Dial 911" comes to mind.
They might be able to clear the road in time.
This made me ROFL:As it gained momentum, the wrecking ball rumbled from the campus along North Main Street, pinballing back and forth across the street, hitting nine parked cars and damaging curbs with each impact.
Why did no one get this on video! why!