Skip to comments.Shell shocked: Errant avalanche bomb rips Pleasant Grove home (Homer Simpson "Dohhhh" Alert)
Posted on 03/25/2005 7:32:27 AM PST by Lockbar
PLEASANT GROVE Scott and Lori Connors' family room looks like it was bombed. There are random holes in the walls, gashes in the fabric of the couch and chair. There's broken glass everywhere and a sheet of plywood where the window used to be. Outside, a shed is in tatters, and there's a boulder-size crater in the lawn. Upstairs, there are pieces of shrapnel imbedded in the bathroom wall. A large mirror has what looks like bullet holes in the glass. It looks like it was bombed because it was.
A crater marks the spot in the back yard of the Scott Connors home in Pleasant Grove where a UDOT avalanche-control shell landed and detonated Thursday.
Why does a certain scene from Stripes come to mind here?
"Hold muh beer as I adjust my azimuth alert"
What about a truck full of cute puppies? If a truck full of cute puppies was driving by there'd be dead puppies everywhere.
And what if a frog had a square butt?
"Okay, I'll use two."
Someone I used to work with told me a story of a similar occurrence in Alaska back in the 80s. Some kids broke into the avalanche control facility and tried to shell their nearby High School with the Howitzer, but missed and cratered a highway instead.
From the picture it looks like it was the elevation that was the problem. They overshot their target, the mountain, and the shells landed on the other side. Made a smell of a hess, didn't they?
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