Maybe this is the case in all states and I'm just not aware of it, but Indiana's news headlines tend to be about the hickest people from the hickest part of town in one of the hickest states. The people that are interviewed in any given news story usually have four teeth, overalls, and the thickest hick accent I've ever heard. I can't help but laugh and roll my eyes.
Last Tuesday I came across this story on the local news' website. The best part of the story is in yellow. The very best part of the story is in yellow bold.
Police: Driver In Chase, Fire Just Released From Jail
Police: Man Stole SUV From Greenfield Auto DealershipPOSTED: 4:58 pm EDT June 15, 2010UPDATED: 6:14 pm EDT June 15, 2010INDIANAPOLIS -- A police chase that spanned two counties came to end along Interstate 70 on Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle involved caught fire, police said.The high-speed pursuit began just after 4 p.m. in Greenfield when a black Ford Bronco was stolen from Stanfield Auto Sales at 849 W. Main Street in Greenfield, said the Hancock County Sheriff's Department.The man then led police westbound on I-70, crossing into Marion County just after 4:30 p.m., where the vehicle started to overheat, police said.The driver stopped just east of Post Road. The SUV was smoking when police pulled the man from the vehicle, which then quickly caught fire.Skycam 6 showed fire crews extinguishing the flames just before 5 p.m. No injuries were reported.Police said the man -- Michael Wilson -- had just been released 10 minutes earlier from the Hancock County Jail. When asked why he stole the car, police said Wilson replied that he needed a ride to Indianapolis.
Police said the man -- Michael Wilson -- had just been released 10 minutes earlier from the Hancock County Jail. When asked why he stole the car, police said Wilson replied that he needed a ride to Indianapolis.The owner of the car lot, Todd Stanfield, told 6News' Rafael Sanchez that the 1995 SUV was his personal vehicle at one time. He said the key was in the ignition of the SUV when employees were moving vehicles around the lot.
What a looker, eh?
This story had me laughing so hard. He's a grandpa. Just released from jail. And stole a car because he needed a ride home from jail. You can't make this stuff up!!!
*hopefully better blog material in the near future. life's been kind of dull lately and the creative juices aren't flowing. although I do have another dissected email from match on reserve ;)*