Skip to comments.Man reels Hummer limo out of Lake Texoma (catch of his life?)
Posted on 01/15/2008 2:19:11 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Man reels Hummer limo out of Lake Texoma
Posted: 10:54 PM Jan 13, 2008
Last Updated: 5:34 PM Jan 14, 2008
Reporter: Stephanie Brletic
Email Address: email@example.com
POTTSBORO, Tex. -- One local man planned to spend the day at Lake Texoma with his family, hoping he might get a big catch. He never expected what he found fishing at Juniper West.
Boating on Lake Texoma seemed like just another day for Bob Faulkner until he reeled in what he calls the biggest catch of his life. He never expected that his big catch would turn out to be a stretch Hummer limousine.
Witnesses were just as shocked as Faulkner to see the vehicle.
"We was out fishing and we started to come up and we seen guys trying to hook onto something and found out that there ended up being a Humvee in the water and we didn't know what it was for a long time- we thought someone's boat sunk," says Shane Sawyers, a fisherman who witnessed the events unfold.
Faulkner says he was backing his boat up at the end of the day, when suddenly his 27.5 ft. watercraft stopped suddenly.
"The guy in the boat that was doing the hooking ended up- he was trying to pull it up with his anchor because he backed his boat into it and there was a bunch of people that put their boats in this morning. We did too.
And we never did hit it... And it's just a wonder that we didn't hit it," Sawyers says.
Pottsboro Police say they immediately recognized the vehicle.
"It was stolen from a residence in our city and we're still, as I said, we're still interviewing people, trying to gather the suspects and who we think it might be and put it all together," says Brett Arterburn, Pottsboro police chief.
Faulkner knew he hit something large and had to get it out of the water. When he attached his anchor and tried to remove the object, he pulled in a large piece of vinyl.
He contacted the Grayson County Sheriff's Office, and when deputies arrived, with Faulkner's help, after four tries, they reeled the vehicle in.
Faulkner says he couldn't believe his eyes as the roof just kept coming out of the water. He says finding any vehicle in the lake was a shock, but realizing he "caught" a stretch limousine is one catch he says he'll never forget.
The case is still under investigation and police say they do not know why someone stole the vehicle and then dumped it. They are investigating if anything was taken from the vehicle.
I did not know that a limo version of Hummer is available.:-)
Stephanie Brletic, you’re pathetic and you’re fired.
That is all.
Custom made. Used by “limo” services. Plenty of Americans are always hot to buy something ridiculous including rides in idiot vehicles.
Spinner bait Not-A-Ping
Um.... They pull that many out of the Trinity River near Dallas every couple of months.
Hey, it’s Folk Art and makes some people happy. Let it go.
Fishermen exaggerate so ... I’m not sooooooo sure. /teasing ;-D
One in 40 of those is going to have been fished out of the Trinity or one of the local bodies of water. The ones with no listed color are the burn cases.
And, by the way, this auction is once a week, every week, 52 weeks a year. We have a lot of impounded/abandoned cars.
Yeah, but you should have seen the one that got away ... easily an 18 wheeler ... twin pipes crested the waves behind the boat but then the line snapped.
Damn! What pound test line was that dude using??
It's okay to use atrocious English/grammar in direct quotes, but she carries it throughout the piece.
She must be somebody's daughter/niece/gal pal?
Nothing wrong with a Hummer on the beach.
“For sale, Hummer Stretch Limo, recently received a thorough washing inside and out, excellent for mid night cruising with friends down by the river..."
Unless they have that fishy smell......:o)
Salvage rights ?
Yup ... a pretty much unintelligible "article." I tried to decipher the mess, and I'm still not quite clear what happened.
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