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Horrified teenage girl returns to find car has been deliberately crushed by man in monster truck
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2-27-12 | By Rebecca Seales

Posted on 02/27/2012 10:40:51 AM PST by rawhide

A teenage girl has been left broken-hearted after her car was crushed by a man in a huge camouflaged truck.

Norman Nowling, 40, from Fort Myers in Florida was arrested on Saturday after witnesses claimed he had deliberately driven over the 1994 Toyota Corolla several times.

The incident occurred at the Redneck Yacht Club during the annual 'Swamp Cabbage Weekend', which sees 4,000 revellers in monster trucks and pickups speed around an 800-acre mud park for fun.

The young woman had heard that a car had been crushed while she was at a mus pit with friends, and alerted security as soon as she returned to find the vehicle was hers. A private security guard reported seeing a large group of spectators gather round the vehicle at around 3am, urging two large trucks to run it over because 'the owner doesn't care'.

The trucks attempted to drive over the vehicle, but failed. A large camouflaged van with five-foot wheels then approached the car, and deliberately smashed into the bonnet from both sides.

Encouraged by the chanting crowd, the driver drove over the entire car several times

A spokesperson for the Redneck Yacht Club said that everyone signs a liability waiver upon entering the mud park, and that the incident was an unfortunate event that occurred on their property.

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1 posted on 02/27/2012 10:40:56 AM PST by rawhide
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2 posted on 02/27/2012 10:42:00 AM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Liability waiver doesn’t get you out of criminal charges.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 10:44:28 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: rawhide

Looks like she will be getting a new to her car.


4 posted on 02/27/2012 10:45:03 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: rawhide
A spokesperson for the Redneck Yacht Club said that everyone signs a liability waiver upon entering the mud park, and that the incident was an unfortunate event that occurred on their property.

The waiver should NOT cover an idiot purposely driving over a teenage girl's car. Nasty chanting crowd, too.

5 posted on 02/27/2012 10:45:18 AM PST by madison10
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To: rawhide

“Broken-hearted” over a ‘94 Corolla? One doesn’t necessarily think of it, getting older as we are, but that’s a 19-year-old Japanese compact car! She’ll get the value of the car plus a substantial bonus to keep her from suing the driver, his insurer, and all the spectators for everything they’ve got, and she can buy a NEW Toyota!


6 posted on 02/27/2012 10:45:18 AM PST by Tax-chick (I used to be difficult, but after watching 46 episodes of "Lie to Me," I'm impossible!)
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To: rawhide

It should also be on YouTube already!


7 posted on 02/27/2012 10:47:05 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: driftdiver
Liability waiver doesn’t get you out of criminal charges.

Nor liability if Mr. Norman Nowling doesn't work for the Redneck Yacht Club.

8 posted on 02/27/2012 10:47:28 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do all He commands. Receive all He promises.)
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To: rawhide
They sure it was the monster truck and not this guy sitting on it?


9 posted on 02/27/2012 10:48:11 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: rawhide

Yep! Already there!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJKlZc8I19E


10 posted on 02/27/2012 10:49:19 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: rawhide

If you find yourself in a mosh pit at a monster truck rally, you might be a redneck.
If your car has ever been run over by a monster truck while in the parking lot, you might be a redneck.

11 posted on 02/27/2012 10:49:53 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Tax-chick

In this case a diliberate destruction will likely get all the insurance companies going in the right direction for her.

She should end up with a new car out of it. I hope.


12 posted on 02/27/2012 10:51:36 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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13 posted on 02/27/2012 10:53:08 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: rawhide

That’ll buff right out. ;o)


14 posted on 02/27/2012 10:53:49 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: US_MilitaryRules
My favorite from the report on the YouTube site is the line. "Unconfirmed reports suggest that alcohol may have been involved." Wow you think?
16 posted on 02/27/2012 10:54:44 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Tenacious 1

It seems probable. The organizers of this event don’t want a hugh settlement shutting it down.


17 posted on 02/27/2012 10:54:59 AM PST by Tax-chick (I used to be difficult, but after watching 46 episodes of "Lie to Me," I'm impossible!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I doubt the liability waiver will hold up. Membership doesn’t really impact criminal charges either. I bet she’s gonna have a shiny new car before this is over.


18 posted on 02/27/2012 10:55:58 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Nor can it apply to intentional acts, like this one.


19 posted on 02/27/2012 10:59:23 AM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: rawhide
40 years old and out in the parking lot looking for licensed cars to run over... Dumb as a bucket of yUCK!
20 posted on 02/27/2012 11:02:22 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: rawhide

Any parent who allows their 16 yr old to be at a monster truck mud pit bash at 3am has some questionable parenting skills.


21 posted on 02/27/2012 11:03:09 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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I agree!


22 posted on 02/27/2012 11:05:50 AM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

i say just let her have his truck. She can then sell it on the open market. To me, if this were in the U.S., he could get time in jail for a criminal offense, and she could also sue for monetary damages. And since it was an intentional offense, perhaps she could get multiple damages.


23 posted on 02/27/2012 11:15:46 AM PST by Real Cynic No More (OBAMA!!'s name is all caps as sarcasm to indicate a lack of respect, as he does not deserve it)
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To: rawhide

“A private security guard reported seeing a large group of spectators gather round the vehicle at around 3am, urging two large trucks to run it over because ‘the owner doesn’t care’.”

1. Nothing good happens after 3 am.
2. The 16 year old may not care, maybe. But her family and the insurance company sure will.


24 posted on 02/27/2012 11:19:38 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: mywholebodyisaweapon
"If it had been my daughter's car, Mr. Norman Nowling would be sporting a nasty bullet hole in the center of his forehead."

Wow, a crowd tells a guy in a monster truck at a monster truck rally that the owner doesn't care if a 17 year old compact gets used for fun....but you would whack the guy because your 16 year old daughter who is partying at 2 AM owns it?

Your whole body may be a weapon, but it sure ain't a smart bomb.

25 posted on 02/27/2012 11:20:21 AM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: Real Cynic No More

Last time I checked, Florida was still in the US.


26 posted on 02/27/2012 11:21:01 AM PST by catman67
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To: mywholebodyisaweapon

So you would commit murder over a 94 Corolla?


27 posted on 02/27/2012 11:23:05 AM PST by babble-on
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To: driftdiver

We were told by an attorney when we had waivers printed for an event we half that the waiver was really only for those who thought they couldn’t still sue.Anyone with a decent attorney would know they aren’t worth the paper they are printed on.


28 posted on 02/27/2012 11:24:58 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: driftdiver

We were told by an attorney when we had waivers printed for an event we held that the waiver was really only for those who thought they couldn’t still sue.Anyone with a decent attorney would know they aren’t worth the paper they are printed on.


29 posted on 02/27/2012 11:25:25 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: driftdiver

My point exactly. That liability waiver is so much toilet paper if the perp doesn’t work for the establishment that had her sign the waiver. Even if he does...it ain’t worth much.


30 posted on 02/27/2012 11:25:37 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do all He commands. Receive all He promises.)
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To: mywholebodyisaweapon

You might want to have the mods pull that.


31 posted on 02/27/2012 11:26:17 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Even if he did work for them, I don’t think a deliberate act of malfeasance would be covered by the waver.


32 posted on 02/27/2012 11:27:14 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Tax-chick
Let's see.....19-year-old car.....16-year-old driver.....in the South......maybe she was conceived in it??
33 posted on 02/27/2012 11:29:12 AM PST by Spirit of Liberty
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To: rawhide

General Rule of Thumb:

Avoid places that have REDNECK in their name... I appreciate them being honest about what they are, so there is no confusion.


34 posted on 02/27/2012 11:33:13 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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3. What is wrong with this private security guard that he didn't, at least notify actual police that something untoward was going on. Sounds like he wasn't doing his job. What to they pay these guys for? To make sure no one steals the mud?
35 posted on 02/27/2012 11:34:49 AM PST by nickcarraway
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“Broken-hearted” over a ‘94 Corolla?

If she's smart, she'll be "brokenhearted" to anyone and everyone who will listen to her, until the settlement check clears.

36 posted on 02/27/2012 11:40:32 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Spirit of Liberty
Let's see.....19-year-old car.....16-year-old driver.....in the South......maybe she was conceived in it??

By her second cousins who are now her mother and father!

37 posted on 02/27/2012 11:41:04 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: rawhide

Ladies and gentlemen, alcohol is not always your friend.


38 posted on 02/27/2012 11:51:43 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: diogenes ghost; mywholebodyisaweapon

Florida’s Castle Doctrine includes your car. So if Norman tried to drive over MWBIAW’s daughter’s car and she shot him she’d be exercising her rights under Florida law.

IMHO, she’d be right, too.

I drive an old Volvo but it’s MY old Volvo and if someone tried to destroy it I’d do everything I could to stop them. The assumption that a criminal such as Norman has *any* rights during the commission of a crime is a notion that has done grievous damage to this great country.


39 posted on 02/27/2012 11:52:11 AM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: mywholebodyisaweapon

What the hell is wrong with you? You would murder someone over this? You should not be let out of the house with anything sharper than a beach ball. Your whole body is an embarrassment to responsible firearm owners. Go back to the DUmp where they think/act(?) like you do tough guy.


40 posted on 02/27/2012 11:56:02 AM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it doesn't get any better than that!)
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To: mywholebodyisaweapon; All

Sir,
A whole lot of people are condemning you for proposing that lethal force be employed to protect a 1994 Corolla. Nevermind that Florida law allows for this, I’m dismayed that so many FReepers would be sucked into the idea that their property rights can be so easily trumped.

Let me ask those of you who are saying it is ‘murder’ to use lethal force to stop the destruction of a car what they’d have to say if instead of a 1994 Corolla it were a 2011 Ford Police Interceptor owned by the Florida State Police?

Should the cop just let the criminal destroy the car or would it be of any surprise to anyone here that the cop would shoot and kill anyone trying to destroy a police car?

And who here would call such a cop a ‘murderer’?

Hmm?

The same principle applies whether it is a police car or someone’s 1984 Yugo crapbox. No one has a right to destroy it and in a state like Florida the rights of the law abiding trump the rights of the brigands any and every day of the week.

Which is as it should be.

Megan


41 posted on 02/27/2012 12:09:48 PM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: HamiltonJay
Good Point!

I imagine a true REDNECK event has no shortage of good-ole boys running around saying, "Hey guys watch this!"

42 posted on 02/27/2012 12:17:06 PM PST by ThirstyMan
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To: nickcarraway

At 3am, who is going to walk up to a probably drunk guy driving a huge truck and tell him not to drive over the car?


43 posted on 02/27/2012 12:36:51 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: dfwgator

“How bad could ONE night’s rehabilitation be...?”


44 posted on 02/27/2012 12:45:00 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: GladesGuru
What is a security guard's job? It seems like something like this might just fall under it?

Like I said, couldn't he at least call the police? Is it your contention that police will not intervene in situation?

45 posted on 02/27/2012 12:47:48 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Real Cynic No More

Last time I checked, Florida IS in the U.S.


46 posted on 02/27/2012 12:50:32 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: catman67
Last time I checked, Florida was still in the US.

Yes, technically true. However there are very large areas of Florida where it you would swear you are in a foreign country or possibly on another planet.

47 posted on 02/27/2012 12:58:18 PM PST by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: nickcarraway

Naples has too many donut shops. Unless the cops continuously predate upon the stream of donuts, soon Napoles would e covered with the things.

Plus, it was 3 am and the site is far from either the donut shops and the police stations.

Cops have NO duty to protect either person or property, according to SCOTUS.

Sorry to be the bearer of sad reality.


48 posted on 02/27/2012 12:58:40 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: rawhide

Well, I’m not excusing the drivers, or those who egged them on, but it’s not the smartest thing in the world for a young girl to be sitting drunk in a mud pit at the Redneck Yacht Club Swamp Cabbage Weekend at 3 A.M.


49 posted on 02/27/2012 1:15:14 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: MeganC
I drive an old Volvo but it’s MY old Volvo and if someone tried to destroy it I’d do everything I could to stop them.

 
Chances are.... Your Volvo could take care of itself.
 
 


50 posted on 02/27/2012 1:22:32 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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