Tuesday, July 10, 2007

A great start to the day

He was just sitting at the stop, minding his own business, on his way to work when...

That's a wrecking ball boys and girls. Wrecking ball, as in the big ole heavy thing swung on a cable to knock down buildings. Seems it came loose from it's cable and ended up in this guys trunk.

But this may be the most frightening/comic/heroic part of the whole story (yes, all three at once)

"...Police said crane operator Robby L. Boring, 28, of Meadville, was injured when he tried to stop the wrecking ball by throwing bricks in front of it..."

That wrecking ball weighs 1,500 pounds. You've got to have guts to even TRY and stop it.

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PseudoPiskie said...

This was all the conversation this afternoon when I got my car inspected in Meadville. Reminds me of the time in the 90s when the Presby organist at the time Rebecca Borthwick Aiken hit a bear with her car in downtown Meadville.

PseudoPiskie said...

Yesterday I drove down Main. You can see the places it hit the curbs. There is a barbershop at the foot of the hill. Apparently the barber watched the ball careening down the hill wondering if it would hit him, not knowing what to do.