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Old 07-09-2017, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Ossipee, NH
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The police aren't the ones that gave out his personal information. But to use that picture as a shock value photo to ask people to not do this is not a bad thing. That photo went viral and not because people are ticked off the police took it.
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:36 AM
 
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Well, I know I would do anything possible to not have to drive behind or next to that vehicle no matter how well it appeared to be tied down, legal or not legal. Would those supporting it willingly drive behind or next to it?

As to why somebody posted that picture, it's amazing somebody could do that! Wouldn't you share a pic if you saw that in person? I can't imagine malice was intended.
Who said anything about supporting it. This is how rumors and slanders get started. I never said I "supported it" I just said we don't have enough information to accuse. Apparently many of you thought differently.

Regarding "malice", I read that law enforcement posted the picture. What gave them that right? They have extraordinary powers compared to citizenry. Certainly I as a citizen could not force someone to the side of the road, take their picture and post it publicly. What gives police the right, especially in a way that makes fun of the individual?
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Ossipee, NH
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According to everything written about it, the police pulled him over because they thought it was unsafe and then also found out he had no inspection sticker. That's their job. They didn't pull him over to take the picture to make fun of him. They used the picture as a tool after the fact to say "This isn't safe, please don't do this." The police can't be blamed for media carrying that further.
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Old 07-09-2017, 02:48 PM
 
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Yes.

He made it to Londonderry from Belmont without any (mentioned) problems.
So with the information provided looks like all was tied down pretty good.

According the what I have read (and posted picture) he got the vehicle back home all intact with stuff still on roof. How did that happen if true?

Appears to be an invasion of privacy for the state police to post the original picture. But others may have a differing opinion on that.
I took another look at the photo that was taken when he was back at his house. It's impossible to know where he was in the unpacking process, but the extension ladder on the right side of the van is gone, as is the cart/other stuff hanging down along the back window. The state trooper did state that an item fell off the vehicle as they were escorting him off the road, so obviously, not everything was well-secured. It's possible they let him drive home after modifying things a bit. Apparently he was taken to some tow yard in Pelham first. The NH1 article doesn't make complete sense - why tow him, but then just let him go with "all the items" still on the car? The article uses that phrase twice. Police got a complaint of him driving on 106 in Loudon with all the items, and neighbors say he arrived home with all the items. Was it really "all" the items, or just a lot? I could see them making him better secure the items, and maybe remove some, and then sending him on his way, warning him to go slowly, and not drive again until he has a valid inspection sticker.

I don't think the photo of the vehicle (on the side of the highway, not the one at home) is an invasion of privacy - his name wasn't published and the license plate isn't visible.
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Barrington, NH!
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I don't believe there is any expectation of privacy on the side of a public road. Any member of the public could have taken a picture and put it on social media. I don't think this is a conspiracy by corrupt cops to frame an innocent hoarder. The vehicle was unsafe. The cops pulled him over. End of story. Nothing to see here, life goes on.
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