Bricked-in Car Prank, 1964

October 1964: The work of pranksters. A car boxed in by brick walls on a foot bridge of the North Branch of the Chicago River in the 5000 block of North Spaulding. Source: Chicago Daily News.


Posted on Thu Aug 29, 2013

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Does it seem that the Volkswagen was involved in pranks out of proportion to its numbers?
Posted by KDP  in  Madill, OK  on  Thu Sep 05, 2013  at  11:46 AM
KDP: Well, in those days there really were quite a lot of Beetles about. And they were cheap and light - a strong man at each wheel could lift it, unlike, say, a Mercedes - so they're ideal for prank use.

As for this prank: it's hilarious, unless you're a pedestrian who needs to cross that bridge to get home late at night. A good prank doesn't bother anyone who isn't the direct target.
Posted by Richard Bos  in  The Netherlands  on  Sun Sep 29, 2013  at  05:01 AM
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