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Burke man gives away his BMW at Hooters
Washington Post ^ | July 10, 2012 | Tom Jackman

Posted on 07/11/2012 7:24:57 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

In another age, loaning your car to complete strangers and telling them to just bring it back the next day would have had a happy ending. Doing it recently at the Hooters restaurant in Fairfax City? Not so much

A 46-year-old Burke man reported to police that he was inside the Hooters on Route 50 on a Saturday evening last month when a couple came in and asked him for directions. The couple further revealed the heartbreaking development that they were on their way to a wedding when their vehicle broke down, Fairfax City Sgt. Joe Johnson said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bmw; hooters
What could go wrong?

I hope he enjoyed the wings and beer.

1 posted on 07/11/2012 7:25:04 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

They’re usually satisfied if you just give them twenty bucks for a cab.


2 posted on 07/11/2012 7:29:15 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Mouth breather. He is one.


3 posted on 07/11/2012 7:43:49 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: smokingfrog

I recently ran to a store in the next city. ‘Bout an hour drive each way. Got home around 10 and, at the intersection in front of our home, got flagged down by a young lady who said she had ran out of gas and needed to get back to Mentor OH (We’re in Cleveland OH).

Felt bad for her, but I didn’t have any cash on me. Since I grew up about 20 minutes from Mentor, I knew the area and knew it was a fair drive. She was gone by the time I got settled in as I was considering running to the ATM, or at least letting her have what was in the lawnmower gas can.

Turns out she was out in the intersection the next night, and the next day. My wife observed her getting into a few cars. Turns out she had a little “side business” that probably included the oldest profession.

My wife finally told her to get out of our neighborhood or her next visitor would be the police. Seen her around since, but not close to our house.

I don’t help out anyone anymore. I’ve heard just about every sob story, and they always turn out to be a scam if you drive back and check up on the scammmer. It’s sad really - I’d be quite willing to help out someone in need, but the scammers are so convincing that you can’t tell who’s in need and who’s trying to get money for drugs.


4 posted on 07/11/2012 7:44:33 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: chrisser; NeoCaveman

ummm.... Mentor, Ohio? neo, is she a friend of your’s....?


5 posted on 07/11/2012 7:47:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: chrisser

i happened to be directly across the street from this Hooters yesterday, having my oil changed at the Toyota dealership. cannot believe that anyone would be so gullible in this day and age as to do this.


6 posted on 07/11/2012 7:50:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; NeoCaveman

You out that way Neo?

I grew up in Chardon. Mentor was the closest spot back then to go on Friday/Saturday night if you wanted to do anything besides cow-tipping. Chardon was still a largely rural town in the 80s, not the yuppiplex it is today.


7 posted on 07/11/2012 7:53:42 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: xsmommy

You run across the street for an oil change when you have a break in your shift?


8 posted on 07/11/2012 7:55:56 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: xsmommy

I have known many men who can’t think clearly in the presence of scantily clad women. I don’t know this fool, but............


9 posted on 07/11/2012 7:56:26 AM PDT by volunbeer (Don't worry America, our kids will pay for it!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Just a “redistribution of wealth.” Occupiers should love this story.


10 posted on 07/11/2012 8:00:00 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: xsmommy; chrisser

Well that is my neck of the woods but no, I’ve never met the person in question. Sounds like she has trouble making it out of Cleveland.


11 posted on 07/11/2012 8:00:56 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ha Ha! I hope that the car donor was a lefty Obamabot!


12 posted on 07/11/2012 8:02:21 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: chrisser

I used to fall for the stories myself. Once I was leaving my church after a deacons meeting and there at the door was a woman who claimed she needed money to get the bus home, since she lived in a town some 15 miles away. So I gave her a few dollars.

About two weeks later, the same woman approached me near the church with a slightly different tale. It was only then it dawned on me that she was probably a drug addict.

I’m a lot less helpful now; a little jaded, actually.


13 posted on 07/11/2012 8:07:20 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: chrisser

I was approached by a woman at the gas station a few weeks ago. She was begging for money to buy some gas. (I forget what her hard luck story was — something ridiculous like needing the money to go visit her sick kid in the hospital). Anyway, I’m driving a 5 yr old econo-car and she’s driving a practically brand new custom pickup truck. I told her I couldn’t help her and drove off. She sure had the sad face thing down pat though.


14 posted on 07/11/2012 8:09:21 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: volunbeer

I have known many men who can’t think clearly in the presence of scantily clad women. I don’t know this fool, but............
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Well, this fool was more than likely mesmersized by the ‘scantily clad maidens in his presence’.
While I can see him giving his wheels to one of the “SCM’s”, giving it to ‘complete strangers’ is quite idiotic.
One must wonder how long this ‘couple’ worked the fool and how much it cost him to be relieved of his car.

Further proof that the tests to allow one on the road definitely are not stringent enough, at least we may have removed another texting fool (he definitely fits the profile) from the highways and byways.


15 posted on 07/11/2012 8:11:20 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are crapping in it")
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To: chrisser
Turns out she was out in the intersection the next night

It's a scammer's take on begging. Just last week a guy approached me at 4th and South, Philly. He was opening his wallet as explaining that he needed "$5.80" for a ticked for the train to get home.

Do I look like a tourist? I thought.

I politely turned him away and later on saw him a few blocks away, pulling the same theatrics on a couple.

16 posted on 07/11/2012 8:11:56 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: volunbeer

I have known many men who can’t think clearly in the presence of scantily clad women. I don’t know this fool, but............
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Well, this fool was more than likely mesmersized by the ‘scantily clad maidens in his presence’.
While I can see him giving his wheels to one of the “SCM’s”, giving it to ‘complete strangers’ is quite idiotic.
One must wonder how long this ‘couple’ worked the fool and how much it cost him to be relieved of his car.

Further proof that the tests to allow one on the road definitely are not stringent enough, at least we may have removed another texting fool (he definitely fits the profile) from the highways and byways.


17 posted on 07/11/2012 8:13:43 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are crapping in it")
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To: chrisser

“I’ve heard just about every sob story, and they always turn out to be a scam...”

Same here. I hate to be unkind to someone actually in need, but I don’t like the idea of supporting the drug trade even once-removed.


18 posted on 07/11/2012 8:14:28 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

A fool and his Beemer are soon parted.


19 posted on 07/11/2012 8:15:53 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

funny honey ; )


20 posted on 07/11/2012 8:22:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: ConservativeStatement

An idiot is born every day.


21 posted on 07/11/2012 8:26:08 AM PDT by bgill
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To: chrisser

When I lived in Seattle I really got around. The last few months I was there I’d see the same black guy at various freeway off ramps all over the city wearing a short sleaved white shirt, a tie and waving people down with one hand and holding a red plastic gas can in the other.

Whenever a panhandler asks for money I always say the same thing: Do you take plastic, ‘cause it’s all I got.

I’ll help someone that I don’t know, but only if it does not involve a direct exchange of dead presidents.


22 posted on 07/11/2012 8:31:04 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well, W.C. Fields said it is immoral to allow a sucker to keep his money. It looks like that has expanded to BMW’s.


23 posted on 07/11/2012 8:34:27 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf
Do you take plastic, ‘cause it’s all I got.

Sure buddy, there's an ATM in the back of my Escalade right around the corner.....

24 posted on 07/11/2012 8:35:10 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

—Sure buddy, there’s an ATM in the back of my Escalade right around the corner.....—

Heh, heh. Actually, I said that to one of the SA bell ringers during Christmas of 2010 in front of Fry’s in Renton, and she DID take plastic. It took her a while to figure out how to use the machine, but she got ten bucks for the effort.


25 posted on 07/11/2012 8:38:23 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

And I bet he got a few free rides at Hooters.He can take a tax deduction on the BMW.


26 posted on 07/11/2012 8:41:35 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: PLMerite

Generally, when people ask for “assistance” I will give them a fruit or an old pair of gloves (depending upon the season). Never ever money.

Relatives have called me everything from cynical to heartless but when I mention how much some of these beggars make, these relatives feel taken. In Chicago, there are numerous clowns claiming to be veterans, some even wearing Army or Marine Corps digitals. I always ask them for a copy of their DD214; if they don’t know what it is, then they probably weren’t military.

Recently, I mentioned one so-called “veteran” to several USMC OEF veterans who went to “talk” to the guy. I don’t see him on the off-ramp anymore.


27 posted on 07/11/2012 9:01:55 AM PDT by 12Gauge687
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To: chrisser
It’s sad really - I’d be quite willing to help out someone in need, but the scammers are so convincing that you can’t tell who’s in need and who’s trying to get money for drugs.

We have a pantry at our church for food for the needy, you might be surprised at how many people are out to scam churches. There's an overwhelming need out there and for people who try to get something for nothing whether they truly need it, is despicable.

Another hard situation is a family where the adults are addicts but have children who are hungry or needing clothes. You want to help because of the kids but know that you are enabling the adults to get more of whatever they are addicted to by removing any incentive to take care of their own kids, plus it wouldn't work to tell them, "this food is for the children, you don't get any of it".

28 posted on 07/11/2012 9:26:58 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: ConservativeStatement

Guy sounds like a Boob...


29 posted on 07/11/2012 9:31:13 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: NativeSon
Many years ago in D.C. when I was a student without loans or financial and and living on M&C five nights a week, I was approached by a beggar who asked me for help. “I'm a student with no money, and you make more money than I do, just standing on this corner begging all day”, I told him. He looked genuinely puzzled by the evident truth of that and did not know what to say.
30 posted on 07/11/2012 9:40:16 AM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I don’t feel like being a Good Samaritan unless I see missing limbs or lots of blood. Hard luck story? Take a hike, schmuck!


31 posted on 07/11/2012 12:18:07 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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