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Old 11-06-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Streamwood, IL
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damn it! you busted me!! (I'm secretly an Easter Bunny).
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:04 PM
 
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I do at times.

I've ran into these back in Easter Europe..
I thought that Eastern Europeans keep sheep and chickens in their car for bribes.
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:31 PM
 
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If he was genuinely broken down, he'd have hazards on, and there would certainly be no reason to block both lanes.

...except, of course, if he had a dead battery.

Or, if he is one of the dim-bulbs who don't even know that they have hazard flashers, then he wouldn't turn them on.

How often do you see somebody parked on the shoulder of the road with just one directional signal flashing? I don't know about your area, but I see this at least twice a week--40+ years after hazard flashers became standard equipment!

Trust me--there are people who are not even aware that their car has this feature.

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Old 11-06-2014, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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Some people did this in Milwaukee so they could race one another on the interstate... blocked the onramp entrances late at night...

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Old 11-07-2014, 12:22 AM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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Oh this was all over the news already.

The State Rollers rolled in and busted the two guys:

Mysterious Late-Night Road Block Appears In New Jersey
CBS New York

State police spokeswoman Alina Spies said troopers responded to the scene and discovered that the car had run out of gas.

The driver and his passenger were trying to get help in an "inappropriate and dangerous" way, State Police Capt. Stephen Jones said.

Troopers charged Kareem Walston, 37, of Orange, with driving under the influence.

Hashen Clark, 36, of Jersey City, was charged with hindering. He had a warrant out of Hudson County, and was transported to the Hudson County Sheriff's Office

Caught on dashcam: Driver's encounter with suspicious Turnpike roadblock | NJ.com
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:35 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Dumbassery has consequences.
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Incognito
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Even if he was broken down, and the battery was dead the whole scenario is very questionable and risky. I personally would not stop in the middle of nowhere, by myself, at night to help anybody. Sorry Charlie.
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Old 11-07-2014, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Maybe he was doing an informal survey of how many motorists are armed?

It sure would have been different if there were two or more people at this roadblock. You are pretty pinned here. Unless you wanted to do a j turn on an interstate your options are limited.

Sidenote....nice headlight cutoff
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Old 11-07-2014, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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When we used to watch races it was definitely NOT like that at all. It wouldn't be 1 random dude approaching cars who stopped. More likely you'd have 2 cars, 1 in each lane, driving really slow, maybe with their hazards on. So nobody could get by but there would certainly not be a confrontation with someone who approached.

These guys who threw up the cones are idiots. Start walking for gas.

What would Ivan have done if the guy stepped in between 2 cones???? I probably would have ducked below my wheel in case he drew a gun and floored it? Sounds terrible to say but what are you going to do? Trust someone who does something so sketchy? I suppose a car wouldn't get stuck by driving over a cone probably. Also i like this woman's advice on CBS. Lock your doors and leave your windows up.
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Denver
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What would Ivan have done if the guy stepped in between 2 cones????
J turn the car....but if a car is approaching from behind that is a problem.
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