On Fri, 8 Dec 2023 14:00:10 -0500, Rhino
Post by Rhino
On Fri, 08 Dec 2023 04:30:42 -0500
Post by Ubiquitous Post by Rhino
A man who stole a car in Kitchener met an unfortunate fate after the
car ran out of gas in Hamilton.
I don't suppose this will discourage future car thieves from stealing
cars but a guy can dream can't he....
My fav will always be the carjacker in Georgia (Atlanta?) who was
ejected from his car on an interstate and into the oncoming lanes
Karma in Georgia to go along with karma in Ontario :-)
If he stole the car in Kitchener and was apprehended in Hamilton
that's a fairly long drive.
Did I ever mention that back in Burlington in 1982 I once crossed the
QEW (between Guelph Line and Brant Street which it sounds like you
know where that would be) >ON FOOT< ???
(For those unfamiliar that's an 8 lane divided highway built into a
trough running through a mid-sized city)
To be fair - it was on a Saturday, I climbed down the embankment,
waited 15+ minutes for a gap in the traffic big enough to allow me to
cross in perfect safety and up the other embankment. Given the gap in
traffic I waited for I probably could have crawled across. My reason
for doing so was that it was a hot summer day and I had an old map
showing the intercity bus station being on the North side of the
highway whereas passers by marked on my map the new location on the
South side about 2 blocks away across the highway - as opposed to
about 3 miles had I walked to the nearest flyover. For what it's worth
the train has been extended in the 40 years since then and the old bus
station is the new GO station (train) now.
I'm aware traffic is much heavier now and those who have heard the
story think I was taking my life in my hands - I wasn't - it was a
beautiful summer day and I was content to 'work on my tan' rather than
make a 3 mile detour!
(Ironically I met my Burlington-native late wife about a year after
that and the S station is about 3-4 blocks from her parents' home
where her mother still lives)