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Marijuana grower killed by own booby trap, police say (Receiver of Darwin Award)
Fox News.com ^ | September 2, 2013

Posted on 09/02/2013 2:36:32 PM PDT by Kaslin

A New York man died after being nearly decapitated by a booby trap he set to protect marijuana plants on his property.

Daniel R. Ricketts, 50, who owns property and a residence on Saw Mill Road in Albany County, was identified as the victim on Sunday, the Times Union reports.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: oops; potheads
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1 posted on 09/02/2013 2:36:32 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Dude, what a buzz kill.


2 posted on 09/02/2013 2:38:02 PM PDT by DirtyPigpen (Semper Fi)
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To: Kaslin

They might want to bring out a cadaver dog and see if the booby trap has previously worked “as intended”.


3 posted on 09/02/2013 2:38:19 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Kaslin

His career as a “head” is obviously over! ;)


4 posted on 09/02/2013 2:39:07 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Kaslin
He should have gone to a head shop instead.

-PJ

5 posted on 09/02/2013 2:39:17 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Kaslin

We all make mistakes, nothing to lose your head over. But seriously, two cannibals were eating a clown. One clown asked “Does this taste funny?”


6 posted on 09/02/2013 2:39:31 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Kaslin

Alcohol may have been a factor say police.
Piano wire doesn’t descriminate.


7 posted on 09/02/2013 2:41:15 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kaslin
The old piano wire trap, eh Chief?

Alcohol may have been a factor in the accident, Apple said.

Sommelier, another bottle of Apple Dapple, s'il vous plait.

8 posted on 09/02/2013 2:41:29 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Kaslin
It's would be hard to make this stuff up.

"Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said Ricketts was driving an ATV on his property on Saturday afternoon when he was nearly decapitated after running into a nearly invisible wire that was part of fortifications he made near four large marijuana plants.

The wire appeared to be the type used in pianos, but Apple said it’s unclear what purpose it served as a security measure."

Hey, Sheriff Apple, apparently he set it up so that if someone comes driving down that off beat road on a four wheeler or bike towards his Mary Jane, the wire was there to stop them...like it stopped him.

As to Ricketts...one more Darwin nomination.

9 posted on 09/02/2013 2:43:45 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Kaslin

Max headroom...


10 posted on 09/02/2013 2:44:49 PM PDT by laker_dad
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To: Jeff Head

definitely


11 posted on 09/02/2013 2:45:03 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

I just hate when that happens.


12 posted on 09/02/2013 2:45:52 PM PDT by HChampagne
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To: Kaslin
ummm... hold my beer while I....

13 posted on 09/02/2013 2:46:14 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Kaslin

Ha ha.

Fitting end to dopehead scumbum. Good riddance.


14 posted on 09/02/2013 2:46:31 PM PDT by greene66
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To: tet68
Alcohol may have been a factor say police.

Wow. So hard to believe!

15 posted on 09/02/2013 2:48:04 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: tet68

“Piano wire doesn’t discriminate.”

That’s exactly right, and good for the sob.


16 posted on 09/02/2013 2:51:11 PM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: Kaslin

The piano wire was part of the medical therapy he was growing.


17 posted on 09/02/2013 2:51:32 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kaslin

Another reason to not set up booby traps while stoned. I’ll bet he forgot about it.


18 posted on 09/02/2013 2:52:22 PM PDT by EricT. (Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Big brother is watching you.)
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To: Kaslin

He should be happy that it works.


19 posted on 09/02/2013 2:53:47 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: blueunicorn6

He was a budding musician.....and amateur piano tuner.


20 posted on 09/02/2013 2:54:16 PM PDT by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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To: DeFault User
The old piano wire trap, eh Chief?

Tough way to make a C-note.....

21 posted on 09/02/2013 2:57:21 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Kaslin

He must have had a snoot full.


22 posted on 09/02/2013 2:57:49 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: Kaslin

23 posted on 09/02/2013 2:59:17 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (Still crazy after all these beers.)
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To: tet68

Alcohol or pot. I would surmise the latter.


24 posted on 09/02/2013 2:59:35 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: Kaslin

What’s that in the road, a head?


25 posted on 09/02/2013 2:59:37 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: Kaslin

Why do you think they call it, ‘dope’?


26 posted on 09/02/2013 3:00:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

Shame he had to end on such a sour note.


27 posted on 09/02/2013 3:03:13 PM PDT by Ken H (First rule of gun safety - have a gun)
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To: FrdmLvr

Stupidity.
Mantraps don’t recognize anyone.

I’ll bet he didn’t even consider what he would do
if he was successful...


28 posted on 09/02/2013 3:04:26 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kaslin

So was he strung out?


29 posted on 09/02/2013 3:06:03 PM PDT by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: Kaslin

One less Obama voter, not that we have a legit voting system in the first place.


30 posted on 09/02/2013 3:09:09 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Kaslin

“hold my be_______________________________________


31 posted on 09/02/2013 3:14:16 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

more like “hold my bong.”


32 posted on 09/02/2013 3:15:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

You can tune a piano but you can’t, um, tune uh—hey look, a squirrel!


33 posted on 09/02/2013 3:15:43 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
One less Obama voter, not that we have a legit voting system in the first place.

My guess is that he will be a reliable Dem voter for many years to come.

34 posted on 09/02/2013 3:23:46 PM PDT by Wingy
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To: Kaslin

There can be only one!


35 posted on 09/02/2013 3:23:55 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps
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To: tet68
I’ll bet he didn’t even consider what he would do if he was successful...

Yeah I was wondering that as well. How did he expect to explain a decapitated body?

36 posted on 09/02/2013 3:24:55 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Shame! This guy is a total head case.


37 posted on 09/02/2013 3:29:20 PM PDT by k4gypsyrose
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To: Frank_2001

Nearly Headless Nick


38 posted on 09/02/2013 3:29:31 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Kaslin

kar·ma
[kahr-muh]
noun
1. Hinduism, Buddhism. action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad

In this case, it wasn’t good. :-)


39 posted on 09/02/2013 3:31:11 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Kaslin

By all liberal measures, he was a success. He meant well, and intended a good result. Who are we to judge him for unintended consequences? (s)


40 posted on 09/02/2013 3:31:21 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: tet68
Alcohol may have been a factor say police.


41 posted on 09/02/2013 3:34:17 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Kaslin

A+ on both design and execution.


42 posted on 09/02/2013 3:40:09 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

I had an uncle who protected the outhouse on an Indian reservation the same way.

Yes.

He was the first person to wire a head for a reservation...


43 posted on 09/02/2013 3:42:46 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Kaslin

This reminds me of a movie scene call the Shuttered Room with Oliver Reed and Carol Lynley. There is a scene where a dude he was driving or skiing on gravel, when WHAM!! he plows right into a barbed wire fence.


44 posted on 09/02/2013 3:45:00 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Kaslin

Hoist by his own petard...


45 posted on 09/02/2013 3:46:30 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: Kaslin

Ok? And?


46 posted on 09/02/2013 4:23:07 PM PDT by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: Kaslin
well, at least it worked... wonder what his last thought was when he heard/felt the trip
47 posted on 09/02/2013 4:25:50 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kaslin

Bubba, hold ma beer and watch this!


48 posted on 09/02/2013 4:38:29 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: DirtyPigpen
Dude, what a buzz kill.

Winner of the Best use of a Term Award!

49 posted on 09/02/2013 4:38:40 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Kaslin

Well he got the Booby Prize for springing his own Booby Trap!

FYI, in those WW2 movies where you see a metal rod sticking straight up from a Jeep’s front bumper - the idea of a thin wire across a road is nothing new!


50 posted on 09/02/2013 4:43:39 PM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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