Skip to comments.Horrified teenage girl returns to find car has been deliberately crushed by man in monster truck
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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Liability waiver doesn’t get you out of criminal charges.
Looks like she will be getting a new to her car.
The waiver should NOT cover an idiot purposely driving over a teenage girl's car. Nasty chanting crowd, too.
“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!
It should also be on YouTube already!
Nor liability if Mr. Norman Nowling doesn't work for the Redneck Yacht Club.
Yep! Already there!
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.
That’ll buff right out. ;o)
It seems probable. The organizers of this event don’t want a hugh settlement shutting it down.
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.
Nor can it apply to intentional acts, like this one.
Any parent who allows their 16 yr old to be at a monster truck mud pit bash at 3am has some questionable parenting skills.
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.
“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.
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.
Last time I checked, Florida was still in the US.
So you would commit murder over a 94 Corolla?
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.
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.
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.
You might want to have the mods pull that.
Even if he did work for them, I don’t think a deliberate act of malfeasance would be covered by the waver.
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.
If she's smart, she'll be "brokenhearted" to anyone and everyone who will listen to her, until the settlement check clears.
By her second cousins who are now her mother and father!
Ladies and gentlemen, alcohol is not always your friend.
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.
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.
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’?
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.
I imagine a true REDNECK event has no shortage of good-ole boys running around saying, "Hey guys watch this!"
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?
“How bad could ONE night’s rehabilitation be...?”
Like I said, couldn't he at least call the police? Is it your contention that police will not intervene in situation?
Last time I checked, Florida IS in the U.S.
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.
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.
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.