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Old 01-17-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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A Florida man has died after a dog jumped into a van and pushed the accelerator, causing the vehicle to strike the man as he opened a gate outside of his home, authorities said.

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:37 AM   #2
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How the hell does that even happen? Wouldn't the transmission be in park or neutral?
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:38 AM   #3
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How the hell does that even happen? Wouldn't the transmission be in park or neutral?
Maybe he left it in gear and just used the parking brake.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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I blame Obama.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:58 AM   #5
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Why is it always Florida? Does it have a "crazy" magnet?
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:10 AM   #6
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It is the nearest state to the Bermuda Triangle.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:12 AM   #7
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No, idiot, it was bush :p
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:14 AM   #8
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I kind of prefer to die in a motorboat accident like this man... NSFW pic since it's the Sun UK.

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Old 01-17-2013, 11:20 AM   #9
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Why does anyone need a deadly powerful gasoline powered vehicle? If he only had a bicycle he'd still be alive.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:31 AM   #10
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Was the dog wearing a "hoodie"?
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #11
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Ohh hey look, douchbags making it into a gun thread...
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:35 PM   #12
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Sounds like murder.

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The strange incident began as Campbell and Iris Fortner, 68, returned to their home in Cantonment, Fla., on the Florida Panhandle on Monday.

According to an FHP report, while Fortner, who was driving, backed a 1995 Chevy van into their property, Campbell got out of the passenger's side of the vehicle to open a metal gate outside their home.

As Fortner opened the driver's side door to see where Campbell was standing, her large boxer came running toward the van and jumped in, pressing the accelerator, the report said.

Before Fortner could stop the vehicle, it struck and ran over Campbell, trapping him under it, according to the report. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:39 PM   #13
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Ban dogs. Ban cars. Ban dogs in cars. Problem solved. Issue all of congress a 10% pay raise.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:58 PM   #14
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Ban dogs. Ban cars. Ban dogs in cars. Problem solved. Issue all of congress a 10% pay raise.
I could see this happening! I wish I could give my self a raise for being damn near worthless.
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How the hell does that even happen? Wouldn't the transmission be in park or neutral?

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Maybe he left it in gear and just used the parking brake.

Read the article maybe?
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dun dun dun daaaaaa. the dog has the same chance of doing this as manti te'o girlfriend.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:32 PM   #17
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Mam, did you run over your husband with the van?

No officer, the dog did it!

Really, did he eat your homework too?
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I could see this happening! I wish I could give my self a raise for being damn near worthless.
Their salaries should be tied to the approval rating of the entire congress. i.e., 100% approval = 100K, 10% approval = 10K.
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You boss already does that.
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Ban dogs. Ban cars. Ban dogs in cars. Problem solved. Issue all of congress a 10% pay raise.
Clearly registering the vehicle and limiting its gas tank to 10 gallons would have prevented this. With only a 10 gallon tank there is more chance the van would have run out of gas and the dog could have been subdued. We also need to do background checks on dogs now.

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This might be the only time I've ever agreed with you.
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