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Man fleeing wreck leaps to his death in Dallas
The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 21, 2008 | KAREN AYRES SMITH

Posted on 05/22/2008 2:59:06 PM PDT by Texican72

A Dallas man died early Wednesday morning when he accidentally jumped to his death off an overpass following a traffic accident, police said.

Chalk Hill Road and West Davis Street Richard Mauricio Jr., 19, crashed into another car at Chalk Hill Road and West Davis Street around 2:30 a.m., said Dallas police Senior Cpl. Jerry Monreal.

The other driver told police that Mr. Mauricio then got out of the car and ran west on Davis Street. He jumped over a railing and plummeted to his death.

Senior Cpl. Monreal said it’s hard to tell that there is such a drop on the other side of the railing.

“It’s like a three-story fall,” he said. “He might not have known."

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: criminal; darwin; dumb; freestuff
Darwin Award nominee?
1 posted on 05/22/2008 2:59:06 PM PDT by Texican72
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To: Texican72

Stolen car? Drugs in the car? No license, insurance? A body in the trunk? Why else would he run from the scene of an accident?


2 posted on 05/22/2008 3:01:59 PM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: Texican72

Could be a finalist.


3 posted on 05/22/2008 3:02:33 PM PDT by A message
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To: Texican72
Rule #1 of jumping:
Know where you're going to land.
4 posted on 05/22/2008 3:02:35 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: bcsco

he’s an illegal alien


5 posted on 05/22/2008 3:03:13 PM PDT by right turn at the light
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To: right turn at the light
he’s an illegal alien

Not any more. Now he's an illegal corpse.

6 posted on 05/22/2008 3:06:11 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (OVERPRODUCTION......... one of the top five worries for American farmers.)
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To: right turn at the light

Could be, but I thought the name seemed more Italian to me.


7 posted on 05/22/2008 3:06:21 PM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: Texican72
Senior Cpl. Monreal said it’s hard to tell that there is such a drop on the other side of the railing.

Oh please don't give his family and some sleazy attorney any grounds to sue.

8 posted on 05/22/2008 3:07:33 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked ( Prayers for Jim Robinson, the man behind FR.)
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To: Texican72

lot’s of people falling these days.

Mets game, Braves game, this guy.


9 posted on 05/22/2008 3:07:37 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: right turn at the light

Possibly, possibly not. In Texas, a Hispanic last name means nothing either way - consider that there were men with names like Abamillo, Badillo, Cruz, Espalier, Esparza, Guerrero and Jimenez on the walls of the Alamo trying to hold off the Mexican hordes.

And with a first name of “Richard” rather than “Ricardo”, that makes me think he’s most likely legal.


10 posted on 05/22/2008 3:09:32 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Texican72
...accidentally jumped to his death off an overpass...

Just how does one accidentally jump?

11 posted on 05/22/2008 3:10:02 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: Texican72

12 posted on 05/22/2008 3:10:33 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Texican72

Hey, he committed a felony by leaving the scene of an accident. He just saved the state a lot of money.


13 posted on 05/22/2008 3:11:44 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Texican72
...“He might not have known."...

Ya think?

Guy here in Florida did that recently. Car broke down and he went to take a leak.

14 posted on 05/22/2008 3:12:41 PM PDT by FReepaholic (Me no bottom man. Me top man.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I believe it is accomplished by attempting to jump to freedom and discovering, a bit too late, that the fall was just a *bit* farther than you thought...


15 posted on 05/22/2008 3:12:47 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: right turn at the light

My Bet too...

Looks like we got one less to deport....


16 posted on 05/22/2008 3:14:30 PM PDT by RachelFaith (Doing NOTHING... about the illegals already here IS Amnesty !!)
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To: Texican72

Talk about jumping to a conclusion...


17 posted on 05/22/2008 3:17:49 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (If you don't vote, you don't matter.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
lot’s of people falling these days. Mets game, Braves game, this guy.

Its not the fall thats the problem. Its the landing.

18 posted on 05/22/2008 3:24:34 PM PDT by Go Gordon (The short fortune teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.)
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To: Texican72

19 posted on 05/22/2008 3:54:24 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (1984 was supposed to be a warning not an instruction manual!)
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To: Retired Greyhound
lot’s of people falling these days.

Mets game, Braves game, this guy.


Global gravity change? Al Gore, where are you?
20 posted on 05/22/2008 4:32:41 PM PDT by fr_freak (So foul a sky clears not without a storm.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

“Rule #1 of jumping:
Know where you’re going to land.”

Rule #2: Know the distance to your destination.


21 posted on 05/22/2008 5:19:58 PM PDT by Levante
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To: Texican72

I’d say the death penalty is a little harsh for a traffic accident, but when it’s self-awarded, what can you do?


22 posted on 05/22/2008 7:19:16 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY (Your parents will all receive phone calls instructing them to love you less now.)
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To: bcsco

He ran cause he was scared and depressed. He wasn’t in his right mind at the time. You shouldn’t jump to conclusions so easily.


23 posted on 05/22/2008 10:04:51 PM PDT by arcadiaprkmom
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

it was dark and you couldn’t tell there was such a long drop.


24 posted on 05/22/2008 10:04:53 PM PDT by arcadiaprkmom
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To: SaxxonWoods

25 posted on 05/22/2008 10:07:00 PM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: arcadiaprkmom

Are you being sarcastic or did you join FR just to defend this guy???

Inquiring minds want to know!


26 posted on 05/22/2008 11:01:25 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked ( Prayers for Jim Robinson, the man behind FR.)
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To: arcadiaprkmom
He ran cause he was scared and depressed. He wasn’t in his right mind at the time. You shouldn’t jump to conclusions so easily.

Uh, exactly where in the story is this mentioned? Where? With that in mind, who are you to lecture me on jumping to conclusions?

BTW, since you joined FR on the day you posted your remark, and have only posted twice on this one thread, I'd like to know just what pony you have in this race? Are you connected to this story, thus use your inside knowledge to criticize others who don't benefit as you do?

27 posted on 05/23/2008 6:24:57 AM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: Spktyr

I do not feel sorry for this person. In Jan 08 I was struck by a flying tire (driver windshield) that came off an uninsured motorist front wheel. He got out of his car and left the scene, the police impounded his car, he later came back and said he did not know he struck me. When I filed my claim against his insurance it was void, he got insurance at 10:38am and the accident happened at 6:45am. He was a hispanic, I wish everyone would at least carry liability insurance.

The car he was driving, a Honda four-door, had struck another car near the intersection of West Davis Street and Chalk Hill Road, said Senior Cpl. Jerry Monreal, police spokesman.http://www.star-telegram.com/189/story/656566.html


28 posted on 05/24/2008 5:59:58 PM PDT by playmaker
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To: bcsco

if you didn’t see the word accidentally fell to his death. It was night and dark and did not look like there was a fifty foot drop there. Not all hispanics are illegals either. And just cause someone leaves the scene you guys feel he deserves to die. So one mans life means that little. I imagine some of you feel it’s ok to kill someone over a couple of dollars, just cause they were yours. I wish people could learn to put themselves in other peoples shoes. You never know what is truly going on behind the scenes. I just think it’s so wrong to make such cruel comments like you do and to judge like that. Never judge until you know the whole story. People like most of you are just hateful. Think if it was someone you know or better yet a sister, brother, daughter, son or even yourself.


29 posted on 05/25/2008 4:32:34 AM PDT by arcadiaprkmom
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To: playmaker

where does it say he did not have insurance, I did not read that anywhere. Also just cause the one that hit you with a tire was hispanic does not make all hispanics bad. And just in case your wondering I am caucasion, born in Nebraska. I am tired of all the hate people spread, I have seen people jump to too many conclusions and later find out they were way off. Remember you have no idea what is going on with someone else until you have truly walked in their shoes.


30 posted on 05/25/2008 4:32:35 AM PDT by arcadiaprkmom
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To: arcadiaprkmom
if you didn’t see the word accidentally fell to his death. It was night and dark and did not look like there was a fifty foot drop there.

He still could have been fleeing the scene because of drugs, no license/insurance, a stolen car, a body in the trunk, and accidentally fallen to his death. You yourself are jumping to conclusions.

Not all hispanics are illegals either.

Where did I say he was? You're definitely the one jumping to conclusions this time.

And just cause someone leaves the scene you guys feel he deserves to die.

Where did I say he deserved to die? I was speculating on why he fled.

I imagine some of you feel it’s ok to kill someone over a couple of dollars, just cause they were yours.

Here you go, jumping to conclusions again (exactly what you accuse me and others of...

I wish people could learn to put themselves in other peoples shoes.

If I'd been in his shoes I'd be dead...

You never know what is truly going on behind the scenes.

Neither do you, so why jump to conclusions yourself?

I just think it’s so wrong to make such cruel comments like you do and to judge like that.

Again, who's judging? We're just speculating.

People like most of you are just hateful.

You don't like us? Leave. No one insisted you join this forum.

You joined this forum on May 22, 2008. The ONLY thread you've visited that day, OR ANY TIME, is this thread. You've only posted four times on this thread, and each time to criticize others.

WE WANT TO KNOW WHY YOU JOINED THIS FORUM AND WHY YOU FEEL SO ADAMANT ABOUT CRITICIZING OTHERS BEFORE GETTING TO KNOW US. PLEASE BE KIND ENOUGH TO PROVIDE AN ANSWER

31 posted on 05/25/2008 5:05:25 AM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

This doesn’t pertain to Juan (well, I suppose it could if the perp’s name was Juan), but we have a real nutty situation going on here. Things are sure getting strange :)


32 posted on 05/25/2008 5:10:10 AM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: arcadiaprkmom; bcsco
People like most of you are just hateful.


33 posted on 05/25/2008 5:24:23 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

The fact that she joined up the day this thread was published, and only comes on forum to criticize others on this thread, makes me wonder if she’s the author of the Dallas Morning News article, trolling the web to see how her piece has been received.


34 posted on 05/25/2008 5:27:40 AM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: arcadiaprkmom; Owl_Eagle; hellinahandcart; dead
I wish people could learn to put themselves in other peoples shoes. You never know what is truly going on behind the scenes. I just think it’s so wrong to make such cruel comments like you do and to judge like that. Never judge until you know the whole story. People like most of you are just hateful.

"NT" ping.

35 posted on 05/25/2008 5:31:50 AM PDT by Ezekiel
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To: darkwing104

Hey, Darkwing, check out this thread...


36 posted on 05/25/2008 5:33:16 AM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: bcsco
Certainly well within the realm of the possible. ;) Another "might be": like the more familiar mug whores hereabouts, she's simply attempting to rack up enough in the way of posting points to score herself a McCain 2000 freebie or three.


37 posted on 05/25/2008 5:33:16 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Yeah, a coy way to show support for amnesty without coming out and saying it. Pick a thread about some poor Hispanic (even though the guy died while fleeing the scene of an accident) and tell everyone how unsympathetic and intolerant they are...


38 posted on 05/25/2008 5:36:48 AM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: bcsco

“Could be, but I thought the name seemed more Italian to me.”

Just a slightly longer swim to get here.


39 posted on 05/25/2008 5:47:28 AM PDT by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: RachelFaith

Maybe it crashed into the car on purpose trying to commit suicide... or maybe he didn’t know... or maybe he was drunk. Who knows? only God. none of us ever will.


40 posted on 08/04/2008 6:49:22 AM PDT by Jenay_nay (Dont get how people dont naturally care about other people)
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