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Man dies in freak accident involving backpack, beer
KOMOTV.COM ^ | 4/3/08 | AP

Posted on 04/03/2008 7:08:11 PM PDT by Michael_Michaelangelo

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a transient climbing over a chain link fence in Vancouver choked to death when he got tangled in the straps of his beer-filled backpack.

Police say 51-year-old James Francis Henry had been drinking beer Tuesday night while walking with his girlfriend, 38-year-old Kelli Jo Barkley. They were returning to their homeless encampment from their roadside panhandling site.

Barkley says he fell while trying to scale a 6-foot chain link fence, got his neck caught in the chest strap of his backpack and said, "Help me! Help me!"

By the time she got a nearby resident to call 911 and emergency crews arrived, Henry was unconscious and could not be revived.

Police said his backpack contained about a dozen 40-ounce bottles of beer.


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: darwin; holdmuhbeer
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Sad.
1 posted on 04/03/2008 7:08:11 PM PDT by Michael_Michaelangelo
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

2 posted on 04/03/2008 7:09:44 PM PDT by paul in cape
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

A good, sharp knife should always be a part of everyone’s daily carry.


3 posted on 04/03/2008 7:12:08 PM PDT by ansel12 (If your profit margin relies on criminality to suppress wages, then you deserve to be out.)
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

One should obviously never drive and drink , and Jump fences and drink.


4 posted on 04/03/2008 7:12:19 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo
By the time emergency crews arrived...

... she had nearly drank all the beer in his backpack trying to lighten his load.

5 posted on 04/03/2008 7:12:52 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

Well, that’s the first time I’ve ever heard of someone dying from a beer hangover.


6 posted on 04/03/2008 7:13:58 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Don't cheer for Obama too hard - the krinton syndicate is moving back into the WH.)
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

What happened to the beer? Were they able to drink it?


7 posted on 04/03/2008 7:13:58 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

“Hold muh beer and wa ... aaaaagggghhhhhh!!!!”


8 posted on 04/03/2008 7:14:38 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (feh)
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

we need looter guy!


9 posted on 04/03/2008 7:16:13 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: All

Definitely a “Darwin Award” moment...


10 posted on 04/03/2008 7:17:46 PM PDT by Alright_on_the_LeftCoast
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To: reagan_fanatic
Post number 8. I wondered how many it would take for someone to say, ““Hold muh beer....” :^)
11 posted on 04/03/2008 7:18:31 PM PDT by Samwise
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To: RDTF

Looter guy’s first rule of beer looting: Do not get tangled in your backpack.


12 posted on 04/03/2008 7:18:51 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

Homeless transient...

...backpack with 12 40 ounce beer bottles in it....

Well, at least he got his priorities straight.


13 posted on 04/03/2008 7:21:44 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

I bet those people who gave the panhandling couple (probably with signs saying they were hungry) their cash wondered what they did with it. That’s the reason why I don’t give to them.


14 posted on 04/03/2008 7:22:30 PM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: Mr. Brightside

“y the time emergency crews arrived...
... she had nearly drank all the beer in his backpack trying to lighten his load.”

Well, that’s how we do it here in Canada, ay.


15 posted on 04/03/2008 7:23:01 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

Definitely a man on a mission. A dozen 40’s is heavy!


16 posted on 04/03/2008 7:23:29 PM PDT by shibumi (".....panta en pasin....." - Origen)
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To: ansel12

Yep. THey coulda cut his head off and saved all that beer.


17 posted on 04/03/2008 7:24:25 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?)
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To: Drew68

They always leave out the important things. What kind of beer was it?


18 posted on 04/03/2008 7:24:59 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: shibumi
A dozen 40’s is heavy!

30 pounds. Weighs a bit less than two bowling balls.

19 posted on 04/03/2008 7:25:51 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

No one could figure out how to save him other than calling 911? Resourceful people. Everyone musta been drunk.


20 posted on 04/03/2008 7:27:36 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: shibumi

30 lbs!


21 posted on 04/03/2008 7:28:30 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Arrogance IS my virtue!)
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To: Right Wing Assault
Weighs a bit less than two bowling balls.

Yeah but it makes for a extended whiz in the morning.

22 posted on 04/03/2008 7:28:58 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

Poor soul


23 posted on 04/03/2008 7:29:01 PM PDT by MadLibDisease (Proudly residing in Dar-al-Harb since 1959)
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To: RDTF

24 posted on 04/03/2008 7:31:04 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (feh)
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo
Mom always told me to never leave the house without a pocketknife. “It could save your life someday”.
25 posted on 04/03/2008 7:31:36 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: reagan_fanatic

LOL!!


26 posted on 04/03/2008 7:32:29 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo
Barkley says he fell while trying to scale a 6-foot chain link fence, got his neck caught in the chest strap of his backpack and said, "Help me! Help me!"

Most backpack chest straps can easily be loosened, even while under load. The man probably couldn't get at the fastener, but the woman should have been able to.

27 posted on 04/03/2008 7:33:51 PM PDT by 3niner (War is one game where the home team always loses.)
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo
Why is it that she couldn't save him herself? It was just a six foot fence. She was right there.
28 posted on 04/03/2008 7:36:17 PM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

29 posted on 04/03/2008 7:41:27 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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To: avg_freeper

“Why is it that she couldn’t save him herself?”

Prolly used the money she got from panhandling to take out an insurance policy on him.


30 posted on 04/03/2008 7:42:39 PM PDT by RouxStir (No Peeing Allowed in the Gene Pool.)
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

I don’t get why she couldn’t help him herself.


31 posted on 04/03/2008 7:43:35 PM PDT by forkinsocket
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To: sionnsar
PING!

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a transient climbing over a chain link fence in Vancouver choked to death when he got tangled in the straps of his beer-filled backpack.

32 posted on 04/03/2008 7:43:55 PM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: forkinsocket

drunk


33 posted on 04/03/2008 7:44:10 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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Say WA? Evergreen State ping

FReepmail sionnsar if you want on or off this ping list.

Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

34 posted on 04/03/2008 7:44:33 PM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

Yet another reason why the women should be fetching the beer.


35 posted on 04/03/2008 7:44:34 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo
They were returning to their homeless encampment from their roadside panhandling site.

This has "hot date" written all over it.

36 posted on 04/03/2008 7:46:26 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: elkfersupper; All
"Yet another reason why the women should be fetching the beer."

A Wife

37 posted on 04/03/2008 7:48:13 PM PDT by musicman
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

If democrats had not banned reisling sub-machine guns, he could’ve shot his way out.

Let’s get this story into the Democrat Holocaust Museum, the banned guns wing.


38 posted on 04/03/2008 7:49:23 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Governments hate armed citizens more than armed criminals)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Ooooh! That’s bad..

But gave me a laugh.


39 posted on 04/03/2008 7:50:56 PM PDT by listenhillary (There's more people in the wagon, than there is pushin')
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo
beer filled pack

this is like death by SUV. I mean, would he have survived if he had Pepsi in his backpack instead?

40 posted on 04/03/2008 7:51:59 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (can u feel the unity?)
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo; GOP_Raider

Beer. The cause and the solution of our problems.


41 posted on 04/03/2008 7:52:10 PM PDT by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: reagan_fanatic

thanks...wondering when he &/ you, would show-up. :)


42 posted on 04/03/2008 7:55:04 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you...our hopes were dashed by CINOs :)
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To: Callahan
Do not get tangled in your backpack.

Never take hurdles with a backpack full of beer? Although it does have possibilities as an Olympic event.

43 posted on 04/03/2008 7:59:20 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (GOP Plank: Double Domestic Crude Production. Increase refining capacity 50 percent)
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo
They should have chosen a delivery...
44 posted on 04/03/2008 8:00:46 PM PDT by traumer
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo
WILL IT FLOAT... ??
45 posted on 04/03/2008 8:03:52 PM PDT by traumer
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To: rzeznikj at stout; GOP_Raider; Rodney King; Tainan; Chasaway; SquirrelKing; dynachrome; ...
(I think some of us were considered "accidents" involving beer or else we wouldn't be here.)

Beer Ping!

A low to medium ping list aimed at all of us who, well, love our beer…

FReepmail rzeznikj at stout or GOP_Raider to be added or struck from the list…

46 posted on 04/03/2008 8:06:06 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Say Hey! Beat LA! Go Giants!)
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To: Right Wing Assault

“Weighs a bit less than two bowling balls.”

Depends. What type of containers?


47 posted on 04/03/2008 8:24:46 PM PDT by JSteff ( This election is about the 4 or 5 Supreme Court Justices who will retire . Vote Accordingly!)
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To: MARTIAL MONK
“Yeah but it makes for a extended whiz in the morning.”

And therein may lie what could have been his salvation.

If he would have whizzed from the fence he might have lightened himself enough to get off the fence.

48 posted on 04/03/2008 8:28:16 PM PDT by JSteff ( This election is about the 4 or 5 Supreme Court Justices who will retire . Vote Accordingly!)
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To: 3niner

“The man probably couldn’t get at the fastener, but the woman should have been able to.”

Maybe not. She may have busy taking off with the cooler full of beer he dropped while getting hanged from the fence.


49 posted on 04/03/2008 8:31:43 PM PDT by JSteff ( This election is about the 4 or 5 Supreme Court Justices who will retire . Vote Accordingly!)
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Ping.


50 posted on 04/03/2008 8:32:34 PM PDT by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2008/02/24/peoples-information-support-team/ -JOIN US!-We're PIST!)
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