Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What the Hell Wednesday - Speed Drying?

It was another week of tough decisions - "Man walks around naked to reduce stress" (Nope. Did naked man last week); "RCMP drinking before reporting to his post at a road block to catch drunk drivers" (No one would ever believe I didn't make that one up...but he was a Canadian!?!!); "Burglar falling through a ceiling into the arms of the cops" (Sounds like a tv sitcom - bo-ring); "Couple catches on fire while syphoning gas from a Salvation Army truck" (Karma strikes so copyrights will keep me from reprinting this); or the couple who broke into a home, then told police the did so in order to have a place to "make out" (Hmmmm, too late to the party and I'm trying to keep this blog closer to the PG side of the world....for now)

So the winner is the idiot who is caught driving like a wild man and must have had an app for lame speeding excuses. Here you are -

Alleged speeder claims trying to dry car

NAPERVILLE, Ill., (UPI) -- Police in Illinois said a man pulled over for speeding told an officer he was trying to dry off his car after getting it washed.

Naperville police said Lucas Wright, 24, was pulled over at about 7 p.m. Wednesday after an officer clocked him driving about 100 mph in a 50 mph zone, the Naperville Sun reported.

Police Sgt. Lee Martin said Wright offered an excuse for his speeding that no one in the department heard before.


"He said he'd just gotten his car washed and he was trying to dry it off," Martin said.


Wright was charged with a misdemeanor count of speeding 40 mph or more over the posted limit. Martin said the car, which was still wet from its recent washing, was towed and temporarily impounded.


Maybe he should have just stuck his head out the window and said he was also trying to dry his hair. What a dufus. The sad part about this story is that Lucas Wright probably was trying to dry off his car. I mean it takes brains to make up a story about why you are speeding, but this guy....I'm not so sure.

Can you just picture Lucas looking at his car after going through the car wash and saying, "Damn! It's still wet even after them air thingies blew all over it. Well, guess I'll just have to drive real fast to get the rest of that there water offa my car." Did you ever notice that all these guys seem to talk the same way? Wonder what that is all about?

Welllll...as we have all figured out, waiting for him down the road were the police who, as Lucas sped by at 100 miles per hour, said "What the Hell?" and the chase was on.

19 comments:

The Bipolar Diva said...

THAT was funny, laughing out loud, waking the husband unit funny!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

hysterical!

Me said...

Ha! I bet it won't be long before we seen a sign posted at the carwash advising us that speeding is *not* an approved method for drying a just-washed vehicle. :)

the walking man said...

I don't talk like that when I dry my car off. They only give you 60 seconds in the blowers. Give me more time and I'll drive slower. Well...no I really won't because speed thrills.

Brian Miller said...

haha. i might have to try that...can you imagine the look on the cops face...lol.

PattiKen said...

Hey, I give him points for ingenuity. My excuses have always been far more lame than that.

Matty said...

The sad part about this story is that in court, some liberal loving judge will buy his story and throw the charge out.

God bless America.

Eric Alder said...

Speed drying sounds perfectly logical to me. I blame the car wash for inadequately drying his vehicle.

clean and crazy said...

there are worse excuses out there. i read an article last month about a 'ghost train' in SC. and apparantly some 100 years ago this passenger train jumped the tracks on a bridge and some 33 or more people died as it fell hundreds of feet below. well the story goes that every year on the anniversary of the fateful train wreck, you can hear the screams of the passengers. so 'ghost hunters' go out to see if they can hear a train of screaming passengers.

well this past september they all went out to walk the tracks to hear said 'ghost train" and apparantly they heard something, but not quick enough to realize it was a real train!! of the 22 people spanning the bridge one man was killed as he was hit by a real train!!

guess no one remembered to check the train schedule or weather or not the tracks were still active.

Everyday Goddess said...

I thought that's what we are supposed do with a wet car.

not really.

william said...

lol right they are going to believe that one right enough:) good laugh mate

Dulce said...

LoL
A good excuse... quite sensible... these machine don't dry well....
;)

Caty said...

I'm going to have to use this excuse in the future! ;)

joanny said...

MM

Love it!

I also thought because you have the same initials you would appreciate another quick wit such as your self, who also appreciated "What the Hell" day...

Ever notice how 'What the hell' is always the right answer?"
— Marilyn Monroe

Cheers,
Joanny
The rain is back MM--- sigh...

Wild Rose said...

Maybe i will use the same excuse next time...what the hell??? haha...:)

Fragrant Liar said...

Yes, I can picture it because, while I've never done it, I've thought of it!

Hey, if I see you in my rearview mirror, I'll slow down.

ROFL

BeMistified said...

So glad I found your blog. Got me smiling this morning. I agree, I bet he truly was drying his car. It takes too much work to get out and Sham-Wow it dry, well that and it hasn't arrived in the mail yet...

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Marla said...

I just keep thinking when I read these....Really???