What has my state come to???

Discussion in 'Canada General' started by Sar-Tamber-lac, Apr 2, 2004.

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  1. Sar-Tamber-lac Force Ghost

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    Windshield busted by flying burrito
    By Will Greenlee staff writer
    April 1, 2004

    PORT ST. LUCIE ? A burrito bandito cracked the windshield of a school bus Tuesday by hurling one of the Mexican morsels from an oncoming van, police said.

    No one was injured in the incident at 3:25 p.m. in the 2100 block of Southwest California Boulevard, but the burrito flinger could face a felony charge of throwing a deadly missile if caught.

    "People have thrown objects at school buses before," police spokesman Kacey Donnell said. "We've had other items: grapefruits, pencils and other small items. But I believe this is the first burrito in my tenure as public information officer."

    School bus driver Wanda Cooper was heading west on California Boulevard with about a half-dozen children on board when she noticed a white van traveling eastbound. Cooper, 44, said the passenger threw an "unidentified object" in an "arcing motion up and over the roof of the van," an officer wrote in a report.

    "Fortunately, the offending lunch item did not penetrate the windshield, it merely cracked, and apparently left beans on the hood of the bus," Donnell said.

    Cooper initially thought a rock or bottle struck the windshield because the impact was loud. She saw a purple bag that resembled a potato chip bag stuck to the window and a "brown substance" on the windshield.

    She completed her route before returning to the scene of the culinary crime. While waiting for police, Cooper found a burrito on the bus hood.

    Donnell said the tortilla-wrapped treat wasn't taken into evidence and that investigators don't know its contents.

    "We are looking for any leads in connection with the van and the passengers therein," he said.


    - will.greenlee@scripps.com


    What the frig?? How ridiculous is this? What a waste of a burrito! And how is a burrito a deadly missle! You can't get blown away by it, unless you're standing behind the person that's eating it! Welcome to my world. *shakes head sadly*
  2. Woofer Jedi Master

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    Aug 27, 2001
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    Its a terrorist attack!

    Taco Bell is the new Al Qaeda.

    US troops to invade Mexico unless the Weapons of Mass Flatulence are all destroyed.
  3. Sar-Tamber-lac Force Ghost

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    US troops to invade Mexico unless the Weapons of Mass Flatulence are all destroyed.


    LOL!! That's hilarious!
  4. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Mar 18, 2002
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    Wow, I didn't think a burrito could crack a windshield.
  5. Sniper_Wolf Force Ghost

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    Nov 26, 2002
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    burritoes most be very deadly then if it can crack a windshield.

    wolf
  6. Grand-Admiral_Stan Jedi Knight

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    Feb 25, 2002
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    Ya STL, maine is a messed up place :)
  7. Sar-Tamber-lac Force Ghost

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    May 24, 2002
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    Maine?? Jon, I'm talking about Florida!

    I live in New Brunswick, remember?
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