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September 16, 2011 10:38:15 PM


20-year-old arrested after his rubber snake causes accident

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A 20-year-old man was arrested after he put a rubber snake on the side of the road that caused two vehicles to crash.

The incident happened Thursday around 6:30 p.m. along West Highway 55 in Clover, South Carolina.

“It started out as a practical joke,” Stafford Farris told NewsChannel 36.

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~~snicker


"Forget about it, Jake. It's South Carolina ..."




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September 16, 2011 11:01:41 PM

It doesn't qualify for a Darwin award as he was not killed. Now if the cars crashing killed him he would be a worthy contender.
September 16, 2011 11:11:26 PM

Why would you slam on the brakes for a snake by the side of the road?

Insurance scam, or seeking a lawsuit is my first guess. The Dodge driver was most likely cited with not maintaining proper following distance. The Honda driver was hoping for a total for the cash, or be able to sue the Dodge driver.

The real culprit would be the snake dude. Sue and prosecute his ass!

And, just fine $xx the dodge driver for following too closely. Seriously, people do that too much.
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September 16, 2011 11:23:14 PM

lol probably some college prank to get some funny reactions.
September 17, 2011 12:43:15 PM

mightymaxio said:
lol probably some college prank to get some funny reactions.


One would hope that Stafford had the sense to erase the video evidence before the cops arrived :p 

It's like the Darwin Universe collided in a 3-way -- Stafford and his snake-on-a-string, the driver of the Honda who jumped on the brakes, and the Dodge driver who butt-slammed the Honda.

""World's Collide!"" :lol: 
September 17, 2011 2:08:15 PM

Heh, in college we used to tie a pair of boots to strings and then "walk" them across the road in front of cars. They would brake and look & then laugh but never any tailgating accidents..

IIRC there was an incident, also in S.C, where somebody strung up a mannekin with a noose off a tree branch, like some sort of lynching. Didn't cause any accidents but did get the poe-leese out to investigate..

I used to have one of those windshield-mounted cams in my car, but nothing noteworthy ever happened during 6 months of my commutes so I took the 16GB SD card to use in my tablet computer instead :p .. Only about once a decade does some road-rage idiot try to tangle with me, so really it's not worth the time & trouble.
September 17, 2011 5:37:34 PM

I always have people rage at me when I drive normally, especially people in big trucks lol. Then I always slow down to 5 miles under and speed up randomly. It pisses them off but I dont care.
September 17, 2011 6:00:08 PM

A couple of teens near where I live did the exact same thing, except they used a deer decoy instead of a snake. A truck actually hit the decoy and went into the ditch.
September 18, 2011 12:34:53 AM

I used to put rubber snakes in the drawer of my teacher's desk ... I was about 11 then ... she used to scream a bit.

After a couple of times the novelty wore off.

I never considered using my rubber snakes to derail trains, cars or trucks.

Perhaps you should have a license for them ... or register them?

It's difficult to know what to do next.

Once you start with rubber snakes where does it stop?

What about rubber spiders then?

September 20, 2011 12:37:31 AM

badge said:
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Only about once a decade does some road-rage idiot try to tangle with me, so really it's not worth the time & trouble.


Road Rage has come a long way. Load up the camera.


Well gotta agree that some kid armed with an RPG launcher is probably a good reason to beat a hasty exit at the next off-ramp :p .

Had some young woman with a 3-4 yr-old kid loose in the back seat (no car seat, no seat belts as he was sliding from one end of the back seat to the other) swerve in front of me on the Interstate and then jam on her brakes, trying for a rear-ender, but I cut into a vacant lane. All because she got pissed when she didn't want to wait for me and the two cars in front of me when merging from a ramp, and I gave her a honk :p ..

Since I was in the bigger car, pretty stupid as she and her Darwin-award-eligible kid would probably have been knocked into another lane and then rear-ended or T-boned by the semi that was in the next lane, but whatever..

Can't find the URL at the moment, but there are some great stories about crazy drivers from the slug line riders here in VA (a slug is somebody who rides for free so that the driver can meet the HOV-3 rules for traveling into DC from Virginia up I-95. I used to slug myself, and later pick up slugs at commuter parking lots). One story was about a crazy woman who had 3 riders in her car but missed the HOV lane entrance. So she went down the regular lanes until she found an emergency exit through the guardrail, swerved into the HOV lanes and nearly collided with a car who gave her a blast on the horn. So she gets all P.O.ed, speeds up and cuts in front of the offending vehicle, then slams on the brakes. The car managed to brake without hitting her, but the car behind it rear-ended it. So the woman drives off laughing maniacally.

Needless to say, the slugs reported her to the DMV when they managed to get home :p ..
September 20, 2011 12:44:51 AM

mightymaxio said:
I always have people rage at me when I drive normally, especially people in big trucks lol. Then I always slow down to 5 miles under and speed up randomly. It pisses them off but I dont care.


In many US States, it's against the law to deliberately impede traffic in the left lane, even if they are speeding. So while you may think you're all legal and in the clear, here in VA you are likely to get pulled over and issued a hefty ticket as there are plenty of unmarked state police vehicles (usually impounded from drug dealer busts) on the Interstates..

While I too usually only drive 5-10 mph over the limit, I also don't hog the left lane. About every other month it seems, we have some road rage stories about cars being knocked off bridges, shots fired, etc - life is too short to go asking for trouble :) ..
September 20, 2011 12:27:40 PM

mightymaxio said:
I always have people rage at me when I drive normally, especially people in big trucks lol. Then I always slow down to 5 miles under and speed up randomly. It pisses them off but I dont care.
I think I was behind you on the NJTP. You wouldn't happen to be from New York or Connecticut, they drive like a$sh*les too. How about just getting out of the way and letting the big boys get where they need to go?
September 20, 2011 1:19:35 PM

I wasnt talking about highway driving, this usually happens when Im driving 5 miles over the speed limit on a regular road. The people who usually tailgate me are guys in huge massive trucks that want everyone to move out of their f**king way lol.
September 20, 2011 1:26:15 PM

What's the price for fuel over there today per Gallon?

I got some tonight (91Ron) for $1.39 per litre ... the other night it was $1.50.

Road rage is just too expensive now ... lol.
September 20, 2011 1:36:55 PM

Reynod said:
What's the price for fuel over there today per Gallon?

I got some tonight (91Ron) for $1.39 per litre ... the other night it was $1.50.

Road rage is just too expensive now ... lol.


So true lol, over where I am its about 3.87$ a Gallon. I remember when it was less than 2.00$ a gallon a few years ago.
September 20, 2011 1:49:49 PM

$3.31/US gallon for regular (89 octaine) here.
September 20, 2011 1:56:44 PM

€6,57/gallon (€1,73 per liter) here, I win.
September 20, 2011 5:45:13 PM

Oldmangamer_73 said:
$3.31/US gallon for regular (89 octaine) here.


Sounds like S. Carolina which currently seems to have the lowest gas prices on the East Coast. GA used to hold that title but I guess they jacked up the state tax. Here in VA it's $3.35 a gallon at Sam's Club.

So, looks like Obama releasing oil from the strategic reserve was only effective for a couple of weeks in lowering prices. Getting Libyan production back on line should help with European prices, but not so much the USA.
September 20, 2011 6:02:26 PM

try 3.80$ a gallon in parts of New England. I was also in Maine recently and its a few cents more up there.
September 20, 2011 7:22:22 PM

wanamingo said:
try 3.80$ a gallon in parts of New England. I was also in Maine recently and its a few cents more up there.

Have to raise it up theyah, cant have all those Canuckians comin down raidng our oil
September 21, 2011 12:59:35 AM

Well 1.39 X 4.5 = $6.25 a gallon.

Jeez we are being ripped off in Australia.

Mongrels !!
September 21, 2011 4:21:26 PM

badge said:
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Only about once a decade does some road-rage idiot try to tangle with me, so really it's not worth the time & trouble.


Road Rage has come a long way. Load up the camera.

The only people here remotely in the running for the Darwin Awards are the law enforcement personnel involved - and that for over-reaction.

The AT4 is a single use round in which the storage container becomes the launcher, much like its smaller cousin, the M72. What the kid had was an empty, discarded storage/launcher tube. The only danger to anyone around was if the kid lost control of his car and hit someone.

Saudi Arabia gas prices - $.12 a liter/ $.48 a gallon for regular.
September 21, 2011 4:29:58 PM

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The only danger to anyone around was if the kid lost control of his car and hit someone.


Road rage accidents most often do not involve losing control on the car. Testoserone aided moving violations top the list of causes.
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