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    Thread: Car towed and crushed with Grandpa inside

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      05-22-2010 02:20 PM #1
      Wausau, Wi (WSAU) Shawn Leslie says he's considering a lawsuit, but that won't get what he lost back. Leslie says when he went to pick up his car it was gone. He had been keeping the ashes of his father and grandfather inside, but the car had been towed and crushed for scrap.

      Leslie says he had permission of the owner to leave the car in the parking lot of an apartment building while he was out of town. Property manager Ray Burris says Leslie did not have the owners permission. Burris called police last March saying the car had been left there for six to nine months.

      Then, instead of waiting for the police to take action, he reportedly called and had the car towed. It was crushed one day later. There is no word on why Leslie was keeping the cremated remains in the car.



      http://www.wsau.com/news/articles/20...-remains-case/

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      05-22-2010 02:25 PM #2
      Misleading thread title is misleading.
      Quote Originally Posted by phryxis View Post
      sprayed it on, waited some time, and proceeded to go at it with a scraper, some pliers, and a lot of f-ing hard work.

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      05-22-2010 02:29 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Fe2O3 View Post
      Misleading thread title is misleading.
      He was in there! Dad too!

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      05-22-2010 02:30 PM #4
      Nothing says important sentimental value like leaving it in an abandoned car.....
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      05-22-2010 02:32 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Nothing says important sentimental value like leaving it in an abandoned car.....
      Maybe that's how dad and pops would have wanted it?

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      05-22-2010 02:34 PM #6
      What kind of car was it, is what I want to know...
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      05-22-2010 02:42 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by VegasJetta View Post
      What kind of car was it, is what I want to know...
      1994 Cougar, baby! This is not the actual car.


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      05-22-2010 02:50 PM #8
      FWIW- this is the only part of the story that seems... questionable.


      Then, instead of waiting for the police to take action, he reportedly called and had the car towed. It was crushed one day later.
      You can have a car towed and crushed one day later without getting the police involved?
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      05-22-2010 02:54 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      FWIW- this is the only part of the story that seems... questionable.




      You can have a car towed and crushed one day later without getting the police involved?


      In WI, they are supposed to contact the owner before crushing the car. They didn't do that according to a different source..

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      05-22-2010 02:59 PM #11
      At least they finally got a decent burial.
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      05-22-2010 03:05 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by atomicalex View Post
      At least they finally got a decent burial.

      Crushed into scrap metal and likely bought by China and refined into cheap parts?

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      05-22-2010 03:10 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Der Schaltwerks View Post
      Crushed into scrap metal and likely bought by China and refined into cheap parts?
      Better than a parking lot at a run-down apartment complex!
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      05-22-2010 03:24 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by atomicalex View Post
      Better than a parking lot at a run-down apartment complex!

      possibly. hard to say for sure.

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      05-22-2010 03:42 PM #15
      I found a another story that says this guy drives a truck for a living, and that he was parking his car in a lot behind a diner while he was out of town, driving his truck.

      wtf..... Doesn't the guy have a place to live??


      http://www.todaysthv.com/news/ksink/...05140&catid=70

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      05-22-2010 03:49 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by warren_s View Post
      I found a another story that says this guy drives a truck for a living, and that he was parking his car in a lot behind a diner while he was out of town, driving his truck.

      wtf..... Doesn't the guy have a place to live??


      http://www.todaysthv.com/news/ksink/...05140&catid=70
      He might not. Some struggling truck drivers live in their trucks since they are on the road most of the time. When they are "home" for a few days, they rent a cheap room.

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      05-22-2010 04:02 PM #17
      Yeah, true. Still, A car-sized storage unit at U-Haul shouldn't run more than $100/month and it's about 10,000x safer than leaving it in some guy's parking lot.

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      05-22-2010 04:57 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by warren_s View Post
      Yeah, true. Still, A car-sized storage unit at U-Haul shouldn't run more than $100/month and it's about 10,000x safer than leaving it in some guy's parking lot.
      Well if the car was left for 9 months already, lets assume he was going to leave it for another 9 months. Would you leave it somewhere for free or pay someone $1800 to store it?

      You're an idiot. And U-Haul storage is about as secure as an apartment parking lot. Or even less.

      My co-workers and I each drive about 60k miles per year parking in hundreds of hotels and neighborhoods all around the country. I know of 2 break-ins last year. One was at the Holiday-Inn in Rochester, NY (airport location) and the other was at a U-Haul indoor storage facility in Dallas, TX.

      So out of the thousands of places we have parked overnight half of the break-ins were at U-Haul storage. Do you want to re-think your 10,000 number? Probably more like "1/1000 as safe" not "10,000 times safer".
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      05-22-2010 05:08 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by warren_s View Post
      I found a another story that says this guy drives a truck for a living, and that he was parking his car in a lot behind a diner while he was out of town, driving his truck.

      wtf..... Doesn't the guy have a place to live??


      http://www.todaysthv.com/news/ksink/...05140&catid=70
      You obviously don't know anyone who works on the road. An engineer I work with is based out of Denver. He bought a home in Denver a couple years ago, payments probably $1500/mo. In the first calendar year he owned the home he stayed in his home as much as possible with his travel for work. Seven nights.

      It is sooo hard to live on the road buddy. A power-plant in the middle of nowhere takes 1000 people to build, and 12 people to run once its built, where do you think the 1000 construction guys go? To the next power plant somewhere really really far away.

      Next time you're in a chain bar/restaurant like TGI FRIDAYS or OUTBACK, take a look at the bar. See that one well-dressed guy just chillin' alone at happy-hour? That guy is working on the road, and he wishes could go home if he even has one.

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      05-24-2010 09:01 AM #20
      Update:

      Car With Cremated Remains Illegally Towed and Destroyed. The Wausau towing company that towed and destroyed a car that had cremated remains inside did not have the legal right to do so, according to Wausau Police.


      No criminal charges are being filed. However, this will likely be a civil law suit. How much is the loss of cremated remains worth? We shall see. I'm guessing it will be a lot more than a 94 Cougar.

      http://www.wsaw.com/news/headlines/9...4.html?ref=444

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      05-24-2010 09:07 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Der Schaltwerks View Post
      How much is the loss of cremated remains worth?
      $5/pound....dependent upon the age, gender, and race of the cremated. This is also assuming they were not famous.
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      05-24-2010 09:28 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by mike_A3 View Post
      Well if the car was left for 9 months already, lets assume he was going to leave it for another 9 months. Would you leave it somewhere for free or pay someone $1800 to store it?

      You're an idiot. And U-Haul storage is about as secure as an apartment parking lot. Or even less.

      My co-workers and I each drive about 60k miles per year parking in hundreds of hotels and neighborhoods all around the country. I know of 2 break-ins last year. One was at the Holiday-Inn in Rochester, NY (airport location) and the other was at a U-Haul indoor storage facility in Dallas, TX.

      So out of the thousands of places we have parked overnight half of the break-ins were at U-Haul storage. Do you want to re-think your 10,000 number? Probably more like "1/1000 as safe" not "10,000 times safer".
      Parking different places overnight is hardly the same thing as leaving a car somewhere for 6-9 months.
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      05-24-2010 09:55 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by a1veedubber View Post
      Parking different places overnight is hardly the same thing as leaving a car somewhere for 6-9 months.
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      05-24-2010 10:09 AM #24
      wait...he was already dead. who cares
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      05-24-2010 10:09 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Der Schaltwerks View Post
      possibly. hard to say for sure.


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