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Old 03-05-08, 04:05 AM
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Crazy old man visits store; hilarity ensues.

http://www.kptv.com/news/15493350/detail.html

SUMMARY: Old man yells at employee, calls Cub Scouts Nazis, ditches grandson, and finishes up by crashing his car.
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Old 03-05-08, 08:42 AM
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Old 03-05-08, 08:45 AM
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Where's the "hilarious" part....?
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i disagree....Girl Scouts are the real Nazis...those bitches with their cookies
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure that selling tasty cookies at inflated prices was one of the atrocities on the list at the Nuremberg trials.
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Originally Posted by Minor Threat
Where's the "hilarious" part....?
Good question
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Old 03-05-08, 10:00 AM
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My grandfather forgot my brother and I at a store in the middle of nowhere. My grandmother reminded him about us when he got back home. We were there for around an hour. He never mentioned National Socialism, however, so it wasn't hilarious.
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Poor guy, early-onset Alzheimer's at 55.
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Allow me to do the work of the OP:

Deputies: Man Abandoned Grandson At Fred Meyer

POSTED: 5:12 pm PST March 4, 2008
UPDATED: 5:34 pm PST March 4, 2008


VANCOUVER, Wash. -- A grandfather left his 4-year-old grandson at a Fred Meyer store before driving off and crashing his sport utility vehicle, deputies said Tuesday.

Authorities said Lex Flanery told them he left the boy alone because he wouldn’t get into his SUV and his back problems didn’t allow for him to pick the boy up.

Members of a local Cub Scout troop, who were selling candy in the lobby of the store, found the boy and comforted him until police arrived.

Prior to the incident, a sheriff’s deputy report said there was a confrontation between Flanery and a Fred Meyer employee because the grandson was found in a closed area.

As Flanery left the store, he compared the Cub Scouts to Nazis and claimed he “killed plenty of Germans when he was in the Army,” according to Kris Shepherd, the Cub Scouts’ leader.

Deputies said Flanery left the store, and the boy. He drove off and crashed into a nearby house minutes later.

He was hospitalized after the crash. He has since been released and could be arrested on charges of abandonment of a child.
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Old 03-05-08, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by AGuyNamedMike
Poor guy, early-onset Alzheimer's at 55.
If he's 55, then he was born in 1952 or 1953, which means he would have turned 18 in either '70 or '71 I really doubt that he..
“killed plenty of Germans when he was in the Army”
Not Alzheimer's, just crazy.
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He didn't say that he killed them in wartime. Maybe he was stationed in Germany and killed them recreationally.
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Originally Posted by GoVegan
He didn't say that he killed them in wartime. Maybe he was stationed in Germany and killed them recreationally.
Maybe they were German store clerks and he was part of an unannounced training exercise in a mall.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that selling tasty cookies at inflated prices was one of the atrocities on the list at the Nuremberg trials.
I disagree. Girl Scout cookies have not been tasty for many years.
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WE SOULD BE SALUTING THIS OBVIOUS WAR HERO, GODDAMMIT! NOW GET IN THE CAR, BILLY!

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Whoa.

I Live in Vancouver.

And I work at a Fred Meyer.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that selling tasty cookies at inflated prices was one of the atrocities on the list at the Nuremberg trials.
To be fair, the little girls were only following orders...
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Originally Posted by Boba Fett
SUMMARY: Old man yells at employee, calls Cub Scouts Nazis, ditches grandson, and finishes up by crashing his car.
When does it air?!
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that's hilarious...

he crashed his SUV into a house after all that?...

oh man it's just so hilarious...

who sends their child out with a guy like this?...
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Maybe we should listen to this "crazy" old man.

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To be fair, the little girls were only following orders...
"We did as we were told..........We just heard you offer the apology for all the monsters of our time"
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He has since been released and could be arrested on charges of abandonment of a child.
Was this him?

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Old 03-05-08, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr. Mantle
Whoa.

I Live in Vancouver.

And I work at a Fred Meyer.
There must be something strange going on in cities with the name Vancouver. This was just in the news today up in Vancouver, BC

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Three times in less than a year, a right foot in a running shoe has been found off three separate islands in the Strait of Georgia in British Columbia.

Police have not determined if there are any links between the findings.

"It is very unusual," Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Annie Linteau said Tuesday.

Linteau said two are size 12. Police are not releasing the size of the third.

Last August, a foot was found inside a man's Reebok sneaker on Gabriola Island, just a few days after another foot was discovered by beachcombers on Jedidiah Island.

The remains of a third right foot was found on the east side of Valdez Island on Feb 8.

Linteau said the coroner's office is doing DNA testing.

"We're continuing our investigation and exploring all possibilities. We're looking into all our missing person files," Linteau said. "We're certainly inviting anyone who may have information about these right feet to give us a call."

Curtis Ebbesmeyer, a former professor of oceanography at the University of Washington who studies floating objects, said the feet could have drifted from as far as 1000 miles away.

Ebbesmeyers said the feet could have been severed or separated from the body on its own. British Columbia's corner's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Ebbesmeyers said it may not be a coincidence they were found in the same area.

"Left foot wear and right foot wear often tend to wash up at different times at different places because they float differently," Ebbesmeyers said. "There are beaches that collect mostly rights and other beaches that collect mostly lefts. The winds of the currents sort out left and right foot wear."

Ebbesmeyers speculates they belong to people who have gone missing while out on the water. Other have speculated they could be the remains of a small plane crash in the area.
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