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.
Well, it depends who’s the hummer and who’s the hummee.
Who even knew that Ted Kennedy had been to Texas? They better check the back seat for drowned blondes.
What, you don’t appreciate authentic frontier gibberish?
Come on, she gets paid by the word. Either that or she worked for the Department of Redundancy Dept..
A long time ago, I remember reading of a stolen car being pulled out of a creek and a 50+ lb catfish was inside it.
Got her Journalism degree via an ESL program?
Graduated from Tiajuana Tech?
Just screwing up the language Americans themselves can't screw down?
Grammar and spelling...except Tori Spelling...are, like, Soooooo Yesterday! Communicating is ever so much more important, than artificial rules.
You are probably one of those people who bitch about a beautiful, stylish building just because the sand/cement ratio in the concrete is backwards, and the bricks are half-baked! You must be a mean spirited Conservative Republican!
FOR SALE: Hummer Limo....freshly washed inside and out. Low miles. Call for more info.
That’s 114 cars that were there for 15 plus years because nobody swept it.
We get 114 cars in a year, easily, in Dallas alone.
You don’t want to know how many they pull out in Waco or Austin.
“For sale, vintage Mercedes Benz, low miles, owner inquires available, or you can keep him in the glove box for future reference....”
I kinda find this one a bit of a stretch...
9,868 pound test line?
Anyone else here thinking “insurance fraud”? :D
I read it over three times and I'm still not sure if he hooked it with fishing tackle, his anchor, or just happened to run into it then hooked it with his anchor.
“Faulkner says he was backing his boat up at the end of the day, when suddenly his 27.5 ft. watercraft stopped suddenly.”
In the dictionary after redundant it says see redundant.
Very interesting. It’s good to see that the tow companies are volunteering their services to help clean up those lakes. I find it interesting that the authorities say that those who abandoned their cars would be held responsible. I’m just curious if they will charge them for the tows — considering that the tow drivers are volunteering their time, or if there is a law with a fine attached they will be using... Interesting. :)
From the article in your link, this is a humorous bit about the difficulty of spotting cars in drainage canals: “That would change if the agency got sonar equipment, which it could use to locate cars instead of sending down divers to feel around. They’ve discussed buying the equipment since finding Fish.”
The unfortunate Mr. Barry Fish suffered an ironic end.
“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.”
LOL. And I thought billhilly told some whoppers!!!!
“Stephanie Brletic, youre pathetic and youre fired.”
True, but can the copyeditor, as well. Shouldn’t have gotten past the desk in that shape.
Perhaps there are some laws about salvage ... I’m not sure.
The article is so badly written that it is impossible to tell what message is being portrayed. In fact, the message being portrayed is that whoever wrote this dreck is a nitwit who should not be entrusted with the responsibility of reporting the news.\
And as for your little rant.... Well, let's just say you're either the reporter herself, or just as poor a writer as she is.
At least Ms. Brletic knows where to go to find good journalism.
You must have never tailgated at a NFL or major college football game. They are everywhere.
I have told Mr G he will never own a vehicle that describes a sex act.... I don’t care if he does pull it out of the lake!
Stephanie Brletic was a very good reporter for the local news here. I don’t know where she went but I wish she would come back to the area. I read this report and I remember seeing her read it on the news. There is nothing wrong with it! Just another slow news day in a slow news area. This is a story of the week in Texomaland! She is not pathetic. She is/was an aspiring journalist in a small market who had to report small market news, what do you expect from her? A peabody award for a story about a car in the lake? She was excellent for the small market station, she was pretty, and in my opinion the 6&10 news was 10 times better when she was on!
I love FreeRepublic.
I miss Stephanie also ....she took my wallet