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Posted: 21 April 2008 10:31 PM   [ Ignore ]
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That certainly saved a lot of the courts time.

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Palm Beach County man robs truck, dies when it runs over his head

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP)—Palm Beach County authorities say a man who jumped out of a stolen U-Haul truck died after it ran over his head.

A sheriff’s office report says Willie Lee Thomas III was taken to a hospital early Monday morning where he was pronounced dead.

The 24-year-old from Riviera Beach was trying to flee police after someone called 911 to report that his truck was stolen. The caller said he was following the thief.

Authorities caught up to the U-Haul and tried to pull it over, but the driver sped away. He then jumped out and was run over by the truck.

It then crashed into a tree. Police found a gun inside.

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Posted: 21 April 2008 10:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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You really would have to try rather hard to get run over by the truck you’re robbing…

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Posted: 21 April 2008 10:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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There wasn’t a school kid on board the truck who stopped it, saving all the other kids on it in the process?

What a boring story. tongue wink

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Posted: 21 April 2008 11:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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A man who runs himself over…. to be honest, if there was a you tube video to watch this year, that would be it.

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Posted: 22 April 2008 11:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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How do you even?

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So I can just type anything and it will show up here?

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Posted: 22 April 2008 11:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I love it when criminals get their due reward, save us a lot of money too.

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Posted: 22 April 2008 07:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Renquist - 22 April 2008 02:35 AM

You really would have to try rather hard to get run over by the truck you’re robbing…

Especially to run over your own head.  Your foot, okay.  But your head?

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Posted: 22 April 2008 07:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Not to bring the humour down, but I imagine he got his foot caught in the wheel and then fell…
(That’s pretty much what I could imagine happening to me in this situation…)

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Posted: 22 April 2008 07:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Boo - 22 April 2008 11:07 PM

(That’s pretty much what I could imagine happening to me in this situation…)

No, there were no reports of fires, and Florida still seems to be more or less intact. . .  wink

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Posted: 22 April 2008 07:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Fine, fine…
It’s the least destructive way I can imagine it happening…

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Posted: 23 April 2008 06:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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There *is* at least one YouTube video of someone running himself over… in a way so idiotic that it must be seen to be believed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIN598LOIDQ

Qualifies for a Darwin Awards Honourable Mention, but as he survived and remains (presumably) fertile he doesn’t earn an award.

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Posted: 23 April 2008 08:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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outeast, that’s pretty horrendous!  It does give a little understanding as to how one might be run over by the vehicle one is driving though.  I was in a quandry trying to figure out what position the vehicle and the man in the story must have been in relation to each other in order to get his head under the wheels.  I think now that probably if he had (like in the video) turned the steering wheel to the left to get off the road and caused it to spin, that might explain the posture of each?

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