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'Senior Moment' Only Explanation For Bill Gates Sr.'s Strange Hit-And-Run
KIROTV.com ^ | 11/8/10 | Chris Egert

Posted on 11/08/2010 4:15:30 PM PST by FTJM

Recently obtained police reports document a hit-and-run collision involving community leader Bill Gates Sr.

The Seattle Police Department investigation reports show the father of one of the richest men in the world wasn’t there the night of Aug. 16, when investigators found his car near Seattle Center, wedged against the car in front of it -- with the engine running and keys still in the ignition.

The owners of the other car involved in the incident called 911 when they realized their car couldn’t move because Gates’ 2003 Mercedes 500 was wedged against their car.

They told dispatchers: "Somebody has crashed into the back of our car, and their vehicle is still running, and there is nobody anywhere near it." Operator: "What street are you on?" Answer: "Third and Mercer." Operator: "And no injuries that you can tell?" Answer: "No, there’s nobody here."

The collision report indicates that police came out, investigated, had Gates’ car towed away and sent the family on their way. The report also notes that Gates’ car was parked illegally in an area marked "Tow away zone, no stops."

A short time after officers left the scene, they were advised that Gates and someone listed as a friend or companion had returned to find his car was gone. The officer documented that the Gates didn’t realize his vehicle was in a tow zone or was pressed against the other car. After the officers explained the damage, saying both vehicles had deep scrape marks and slight cracking, Gates' companion/friend advised that Gates may have had a "senior moment and didn’t think he was close to the other vehicle."

The officer at the scene wrote Gates a citation for a hit-and-run accident, an offense that carries a maximum sentence of a year in jail...

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gates

1 posted on 11/08/2010 4:15:33 PM PST by FTJM
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To: FTJM

does that also explain the stupid tax increase proposal he placed on the ballot?


2 posted on 11/08/2010 4:18:45 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: FTJM

Senior moment or alcohol?


3 posted on 11/08/2010 4:19:34 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: FTJM

Well, they had to take my great-uncle Archie’s car away when he was 92 years old. Kept running into things.


4 posted on 11/08/2010 4:19:34 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: FTJM

A Senior socialist at that.


5 posted on 11/08/2010 4:20:58 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: FTJM
Convenient this comes out after the election where he was on my TV 24/7 flacking his income tax initiative (that lost horribly anyway)......you can bet your sweet bippy if this was a conservative who was running a campaign (Tim Eyman, anyone?), it would have made the news before he got home.
6 posted on 11/08/2010 4:21:20 PM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: sionnsar

Say WA ping!


7 posted on 11/08/2010 4:22:06 PM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: jimbo123
Senior moment or alcohol?

Exactly.

8 posted on 11/08/2010 4:23:47 PM PST by FTJM
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To: FTJM
Hit and run is not a 'senior moment". What if a child was hurt or an animal. Time for Mr. Gates to hang up his license and while he is at it his ability to place laws up for vote.

In other words his young 'uns need to put him under house arrest before he causes even more problems and possibly lawsuits. Daddy wouldn't do well in prison/jail me thinks. Sometimes the younger family intervenes much too late and the consequences are not good.

Note and reminder to all of us who have parents.

9 posted on 11/08/2010 4:24:39 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: FTJM

I can’t believe he doesn’t have a driver. Stupid. Anyone with that kind of money should have a driver and plenty of protection 24/7 out in public. Just sad that Gates would be so careless with the old man.


10 posted on 11/08/2010 4:24:39 PM PST by jessduntno (9/24/10, FBI raids home of appropriately named AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh, a friend of Obama.)
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To: dynachrome
Well, they had to take my great-uncle Archie’s car away when he was 92 years old. Kept running into things.

Exactly. There comes a time when some elders need to be sat down. (If one can even sit 'em down! lol--i think.)

11 posted on 11/08/2010 4:26:23 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: FTJM

The article goes on to state that, although information on this event was requested by the station on October 15 (and by law should have arrived within 5 days) the police did not get them the information until after the election. Nothing suspicious there . . . .


12 posted on 11/08/2010 4:28:32 PM PST by onevoter
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To: jessduntno

This has more to do with being a NW man. In the NE they have drivers. In the NW the women and men are generally very independent with or without power and money. Mr. Gates need no protection. The NW is not like that. The only protection that is needed there is from the socialist idiots, but those guys are often so ignorant and naive they do not even recognize the powerful and wealthy. The powerful and wealthy just sort of integrate into society in Seattle. You can often see ‘em eating burgers at a McDonalds with no pretensions. It is just the way it is.


13 posted on 11/08/2010 4:29:55 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: jessduntno

Yeah, and what’s the father of one of the world’s richest men doing driving a seven-year-old car?

And I agree with the earlier Freepers who suggested alcohol was involved. Clearly the old geek just didn’t forget where he was and go wondering off. Very crafty old codger I would say.


14 posted on 11/08/2010 4:30:52 PM PST by hampdenkid
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To: GOP Poet

Well....SOME say...Liberalism is a mental disease....


15 posted on 11/08/2010 4:31:51 PM PST by goodnesswins (f you don't support Obama, and the deconstruction of America: YOU are a RACIST.)
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To: onevoter
The article goes on to state that, although information on this event was requested by the station on October 15 (and by law should have arrived within 5 days) the police did not get them the information until after the election. Nothing suspicious there . . . .

AW. Excellent point and catch! I agree with you. (Nothing suspicious there. /sarcasm.)

16 posted on 11/08/2010 4:32:12 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: jimbo123
I'm voting with the FReepers who suspect alcohol.
17 posted on 11/08/2010 4:34:49 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: goodnesswins
Yes

SOME say...Liberalism is a mental disease....

I say absolutely it is!

See if he was a conservative, he'd just smash the car and shout with his fist in the air, "Move that damn thing and leave a note saying move the damn thing! signed Bill Gates Sr., conservative. :-D. lol.

18 posted on 11/08/2010 4:36:08 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: colorado tanker

19 posted on 11/08/2010 4:38:54 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

i think we found a winner here.


20 posted on 11/08/2010 4:43:50 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: jimbo123

21 posted on 11/08/2010 4:46:14 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: FTJM

one of those balls thrown at him in the dunk tank in his income tax proposal adverts must have been high and inside?


22 posted on 11/08/2010 4:48:26 PM PST by llevrok (Born a ham but never cured)
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To: FTJM

one of those balls thrown at him in the dunk tank in his income tax proposal adverts must have been high and inside?


23 posted on 11/08/2010 4:48:27 PM PST by llevrok (Born a ham but never cured)
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To: GOP Poet
does that also explain the stupid tax increase proposal he placed on the ballot?

No...that was due to his 'I'm better than you, I'm smarter than you, I'm richer than you moment'

24 posted on 11/08/2010 4:49:45 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (No Compromise!)
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To: FTJM

Hey, who doesn’t get a little sketchy around patch Tuesday?


25 posted on 11/08/2010 4:50:52 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: FTJM

This reminds me of my first realization of liberalism and the differences in thinking

My physics teacher was explaning acceleration and velocity and described how a vehicle making a turn loses control on the road

Or - “if you have money” it’s called “failed to negotiate the curve”


26 posted on 11/08/2010 4:53:43 PM PST by Mr. K (All our candidates suck! The media SAYS SO!!)
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To: FTJM
This is the Bozo who doesn't understand the difference between income and equity.

You don't pay income taxes on equity, so the really, really, really rich people like Bill Gates, Jr. and Warren Buffet aren't much affected by the exorbitant income taxes they want us to pay, while pretending they are subject to them, too.

27 posted on 11/08/2010 4:59:07 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government has no other end, but the preservation of property." --John Locke)
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To: FTJM
Probably steals batteries and cries "I'm an old man. I'm confused! I thought I paid for it. What's my name? Will you take me home?" if he gets caught.

28 posted on 11/08/2010 5:02:21 PM PST by I see my hands (How's that ballot box thing working out for you?)
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To: jimbo123

alcohol and everyone knows it. Senior Moment, my ass...wise enough to flee the scene. People who fell scenes are the worst kind of cowards there are.


29 posted on 11/08/2010 5:24:33 PM PST by Hildy
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To: FTJM

The actual charge was leaving the scene of an accident until he sobered up. Ted Kennedy is responsible for this newest addition to the penal code.


30 posted on 11/08/2010 5:27:31 PM PST by chuckee
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To: GOP Poet

“Mr. Gates need no protection. The NW is not like that. The only protection that is needed there is from the socialist idiots...”

That was just plain stupid. Billionaires do not roam around without protection and there are no crooks but lefties? Get off it. The old man is in danger roaming around and you all act like he deserves it. He doesn’t. And the NW has nothing to do with it. And sorry, pal, you never saw anyone with that kind of power and money sitting at Mickey D’s. What a crock.


31 posted on 11/08/2010 5:36:38 PM PST by jessduntno (9/24/10, FBI raids home of appropriately named AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh, a friend of Obama.)
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To: jimbo123

ALCOHOL......he is VILE and EVIL!!


32 posted on 11/08/2010 5:50:44 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: jessduntno
get off your high horse!! Everyone in Seattle knows that the younger Bill Gates goes to Burgermaster Drive In.

I lived in downtown Seattle where the voter registry in my precinct was Democrats 782....Republicans 11!! I know it was 11 because I had to call them all on election day!! Oh...and my husband and I were 2 out of the 11!!

33 posted on 11/08/2010 5:54:52 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: FTJM

Sorry to put you through this sir, oh let me get your coat there, so sorry, don’t worry we’ll have this all worked out. Sorry sir sorry.


34 posted on 11/08/2010 5:56:44 PM PST by dr_who
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To: FTJM

Another Kennedy.


35 posted on 11/08/2010 5:57:36 PM PST by dr_who
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To: FTJM

How did gates car get wedged against the other car without the driver of the other ever seeing gates? There is something else going on here. When I was rear ended once the driver did jump out and run away but he was young and could still run fast.


36 posted on 11/08/2010 6:05:50 PM PST by ThomasThomas (I still like peanut butter)
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To: ThomasThomas

Reading carefully, it looks like some kind of a parking accident.


37 posted on 11/08/2010 6:47:20 PM PST by c-five
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To: Ann Archy

“get off your high horse!!”

Sorry ... I didn’t know I was going to run into classism ... a “high horse” has nothing to do with the safety and common sense that the richest man in the world trips along through your Emerald city without a care in the world and no protection. How silly of me, I forgot we were talking about the magic kingdom where there is no evil.


38 posted on 11/08/2010 7:37:54 PM PST by jessduntno (9/24/10, FBI raids home of appropriately named AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh, a friend of Obama.)
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To: hampdenkid

>>Yeah, and what’s the father of one of the world’s richest men doing driving a seven-year-old car?<<

Out West men tend to drive vehicles they like and push the newest cars onto the lady of the house. It doesn’t matter how much money they have, it’s probably something to do with independence and personal liberty that men from the NE don’t have.


39 posted on 11/08/2010 7:56:58 PM PST by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: jessduntno
Poor fellow. Your write to me like I don't know what I am talking about. I assure you dear I know more about these people than you'll even know. People like Bill Gates Sr. frequent the real world in Seattle all the time and without any sort of security. They would refuse it if it was offered.

Get off your ignorant high horse. You don't know anything about these people's worlds nor their lives and you certainly do not know who I am. Put it this way. If you did your comment to me would be a laughing stock. Humility. Try it sometime. You are out of your arena here dude.

40 posted on 11/08/2010 11:33:54 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Ann Archy

You go girl. Tell him. He is on a high horse this fellow and he certainly doesn’t have a clue about what he is talking about. Good for you for calling the other 9! :-D. Wish I could live back there to add two more! We struggle enough in Commiefornia though. Feel your pain. I really do.


41 posted on 11/08/2010 11:38:42 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: GOP Poet

“If you did your comment to me would be a laughing stock. Humility. Try it sometime. You are out of your arena here dude.”

Right. In your fantasy world, rich elderly men don’t get hit over the head and held for ransom. Your ignorance is breathtaking if you think these people are more than 50 yards from watchful eyes and a Glock EVER.


42 posted on 11/09/2010 5:30:08 PM PST by jessduntno (The news: Arab assassins. Wind mills. Pirates. We have modern weapons, yet we’re defenseless ...)
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To: jessduntno

Bookmark


43 posted on 11/09/2010 10:11:55 PM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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