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    Man shoots his way out of sinking SUV
    He crashed into creek after being startled by cell phone

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    ROSEVILLE, Calif. - A driver whose SUV plunged into a Northern California creek after he was startled by his hands-free cell phone device escaped the sinking vehicle by blasting out the window with a handgun.

    The 28-year-old man, whose name wasn't immediately available, is an armed security guard at Thunder Valley Casino, north of Sacramento. He sustained minor injuries in Sunday's accident.

    A spokesman for the Roseville Fire Department said the man was traveling northbound on Industrial Avenue in Roseville when the cell phone device activated. The driver was startled and veered off the road through the guardrail. The SUV landed in Pleasant Grove Creek.

    He used his gun to shoot himself out, then flagged down a passerby.


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    ROFLMAO............i so wouldn't admit that i ran away from my cell phone. LOL

    damn if he's that jumpy with a cell phone, i can only hope that he isn't that jumpy with his trigger finger. jesus christ???

    seriously????........ran off the road by a cell phone???

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    Must be one hell of a ring tone
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    Or some ugly scary go kill yourself porn, I hope when he hit the water, he didn't have too much trouble getting his britches back upfrom around his ankles LOL!! The truth from this one would really be funny .. Sorry I ain't buying this guys story .

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    bigdaddy1 wrote:
    Must be one hell of a ring tone
    Hey, come on, give the guy a break.

    If someone loaded Jefferson Airplane on your phone, and then turned it all the way up; thenhearing Grace Slickscream into your ear singing "WHEN THE TRUTH IS FOUND TO BE LIES" then you're probably going to run away too and possibly crash your car into the nearest body of water to get away.



    All joking aside:

    Sure, a another good reason to have a gun in the car. I can agree with that, this case reminded me though of the three softball players from Dickinson State drove right into a pond and all drowned in 10 feet of water. A damn shame and it twisted me a bit, sad sad way to go.

    A good reason to have a gun in the car? Sure, but first, it is a good reason to bloody pay attention to the road first.

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    double post.....

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    Doesn't anyone else notice the glaring qualification the press always needs to add as a justification?



    The fact that it wasan armed security guard....

    ...or an off duty police officer.....

    ...or a former police captain.....

    ...or a National Guard Sergeant...

    .....is always prominently mentioned first in any article noting a benefiial use of a firearm. We normal, everyday, common citizens probably would have received NO benefit to carrying a firearm. Only armed security guards, or off duty police officers are allowed to have their lives saved by them. The rest of us are SOL because firearms are bad.

    Whenever I see an article with a favorable outcome after using a firearm, it always contains the qualification of the person mentioned as soon as possible. It has become so obvious to me, it's almost as if the article read like this:
    ROSEVILLE, Calif. - A driver whose SUV plunged into a Northern California creek after he was startled by his hands-free cell phone device escaped the sinking vehicle by blasting out the window with a handgun.

    The 28-year-old man, whose name wasn't immediately available, is an armed security guard at Thunder Valley Casino, north of Sacramento. He is an armed security guard, so this means that he is perfectly safe with a gun since it is his job. He is not acommon citizen, andhas carried a dangerous firearm for many years and has received extensive training. Unlike regular citizens, the use of a firearm is accepted for him. You should not possess a firearm unless you have as much experience as this unidentified man.

    A spokesman for the Roseville Fire Department said the man was traveling northbound on Industrial Avenue in Roseville when the cell phone device activated. The driver was startled and veered off the road through the guardrail. The SUV landed in Pleasant Grove Creek.

    He used his gun to shoot himself out, then flagged down a passerby.
    There. Fixed it for 'em. I think this is what they wanted to write.



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    Good point, Superlite, good point indeed. I'll pay closer attention to that. I think people do notice it, except in the backs of their mind, subliminally.

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    This reminds me of the IT Crowd episode, "Return of the Golden Child." Roy buys a new mobile phone with lots of features but, finding himself disappointed by the weak vibrate setting, he allows Moss to “pimp your phone, girlfriend”. Having set the vibrate function to the highest setting, the phone mistakenly goes off during Denholm’s funeral and to make matters worse, Roy mistakes it for his impending death and reacts accordingly.

    lol
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    I have a feeling he was fishing around for something on the floorboards and then just told police that his cellphone startled him instead of saying, "oh I wasn't looking at the road."

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    good ol American know how
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    so much for not shoting at water for fear of a rickoshay

    somebocy lost coscience dut to breathing to much water instead of too much grabity LOC

    sockpuppet///over and out

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    Ian wrote:
    I have a feeling he was fishing around for something on the floorboards and then just told police that his cellphone startled him instead of saying, "oh I wasn't looking at the road."
    What's funny is that it doesn't matter what he told police, his insurance is going to give him a colonoscopy wide awake and without any pain killers.



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    He had a hands free unit. I suspect it linked through his car stereo and the volume was sex very high from the last time he listened to the radio.
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    simmonsjoe wrote:
    He had a hands free unit. I suspect it linked through his car stereo and the volume was sex very high from the last time he listened to the radio.
    Hmm... Freudian slip, perhaps?

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    scorpio_vette wrote:
    ROFLMAO............i so wouldn't admit that i ran away from my cell phone. LOL

    damn if he's that jumpy with a cell phone, i can only hope that he isn't that jumpy with his trigger finger. jesus christ???

    seriously????........ran off the road by a cell phone???
    I am with S-V on this one, was this guy that jumpy in every other situation? What would he do if someonesnuck up behind him and said "Boo!"

    I have been startled bya pager that was set on vibrate while it was in my shirt pocket, but I got stung by a bee while driving the day before and I had reason to be concerned when I felt something like that. But I didn't even deviate from my lane.

    I wonder if they guy filled his shorts when the phone rang too?



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    Nutczak wrote:
    scorpio_vette wrote:
    ROFLMAO............i so wouldn't admit that i ran away from my cell phone. LOL

    damn if he's that jumpy with a cell phone, i can only hope that he isn't that jumpy with his trigger finger. jesus christ???

    seriously????........ran off the road by a cell phone???
    I am with S-V on this one, was this guy that jumpy in every other situation? What would he do if someonesnuck up behind him and said "Boo!"

    I have been startled bya pager that was set on vibrate while it was in my shirt pocket, but I got stung by a bee while driving the day before and I had reason to be concerned when I felt something like that. But I didn't even deviate from my lane.

    I wonder if they guy filled his shorts when the phone rang too?

    , lol Nutczak >>> your a funny guy.
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    Superlite27 wrote:
    We normal, everyday, common citizens probably would have received NO benefit to carrying a firearm. Only armed security guards, or off duty police officers are allowed to have their lives saved by them. The rest of us are SOL because firearms are bad.
    I hear you. If it were one of us, I think the article would have read: "Joe Blow illegally discharged his weapon within city limits in an attempt to escape from his vehicle after recklessly driving it into the river."
    The First protects the Second, and the Second protects the First. Together, they protect the rest of our Bill of Rights and our United States Constitution, and help We the People protect ourselves in the spirit of our Declaration of Independence.

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    since9 wrote:
    Superlite27 wrote:
    We normal, everyday, common citizens probably would have received NO benefit to carrying a firearm. Only armed security guards, or off duty police officers are allowed to have their lives saved by them. The rest of us are SOL because firearms are bad.
    I hear you.* If it were one of us, I think the article would have read:* "Joe Blow illegally discharged his weapon within city limits in an attempt to escape from his vehicle after recklessly driving it into the river."
    Break News!
    Today a man drove his vehicle into a local city reservoir after his cell phone, set to vibrate and play a song on the loudest volume setting, was disturbed when his phone rang and a Lady Gagga song came blaring into his ear via his bluetooth ear piece. After being violently startled, the man fumbled his phone and it ended up in his lap where it proceeded to vibrate. This unfortunate series of events lead to the driver losing control of his vehicle, cutting across three lanes of morning rush hour traffic, and ended up in the reservoir around 8am this morning. The man was then trapped in his vehicle, luckily he was a security guard and had his service pistol which allowed him to blow out a window and swim to safety. The phone was not recovered. Police say the man will be charged with reckless driving, use of a cellphone resulting in a vehicle accident, and willful discharge of a firearm in city limits.

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    Well, if it was pull the trigger or die, I'd pull the trigger and claim self-defense against the onslaught of water which I am not biologically equipped to breath.
    The First protects the Second, and the Second protects the First. Together, they protect the rest of our Bill of Rights and our United States Constitution, and help We the People protect ourselves in the spirit of our Declaration of Independence.

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    since9 wrote:
    Well, if it was pull the trigger or die, I'd pull the trigger and claim self-defense against the onslaught of water which I am not biologically equipped to breath.
    Of course, it was a bit of a joke towards LEA's known for charging people with discharging a firearm in otherwise legitimate situations.

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