The Real Deal’s very own Wallace Edwards goes behind the music of Tom Petty.
The Real Deal’s very own Wallace Edwards goes behind the music of Nirvana.
The Real Deal’s very own Wallace Edwards goes behind the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Real Deal with John Clay Wolfe pranks a car insurance company.
The Real Deal with John Clay Wolfe pranks a car wash.
The Real Deal with John Clay Wolfe pranks a car dealership…
I’m not sure that it’s breaking any ground to say that big, crowded cities have big, crowded rush hours . . . but we can’t just make up news to keep things exciting. This isn’t Fox News, ya know. According to data from NAVTEQ, which is the company that supplies maps and real-time traffic data to a bunch of different GPS services, these are the cities that have the top 10 worst rush hours in the U.S. Check ’em out . . . (more…)
A Man Steals a Car . . . Finds a Toddler Inside . . . Then Drives Back To Yell At the Parents For Leaving Their Child Unattended
Here’s a very unusual moral compass. For the thief in this story, stealing a car is fine . . . but being a bad parent is NOT. Last week, a 22-year-old woman from Houston, Texas and her boyfriend were fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. No names have been released. They had the woman’s two-year-old son with them, but decided that it was too cold for him to be outside. So the woman took him back to her Mitsubishi Eclipse, sat him inside, turned on the ignition, started the heater, than ran back to grab the fishing equipment. She was only gone for a few minutes to help pack up and carry the gear. During those two minutes, a homeless man who’d been watching the couple saw an opportunity . . . and STOLE the car. He drove off . . . but before he was even out of sight, he did a U-turn and drove back to where the car had been parked. He got out of the car and started YELLING at the woman and her boyfriend about being BAD PARENTS for leaving their kid in the car. They called the police, and the homeless guy took off. The police spoke with the woman and ended up not giving her a citation for leaving her kid unattended for a few minutes in the car.
This guy is VERY lucky to be alive . . . surviving a choking and THREE car crashes in the span of two minutes is really no easy feat. 53-year-old Richard Silvia of East Falmouth, Massachusetts is an oil tank repairman. Last week, he was driving an oil truck and eating some raisins for a snack. At one point he swallowed too many . . . and the raisins clogged his windpipe. He choked, then BLACKED OUT. His truck started swerving all over the road, and eventually slammed into the side of an Oldsmobile. He bounced off that, crashed into a minivan . . . went through someone’s front lawn . . . and finally crashed to a stop. That crash deployed the airbag, which hit Richard . . . and basically performed an accidental Heimlich. The raisins dislodged, Richard could breathe again, and he regained consciousness. Amazingly, no one was hurt. The oil tank truck he was driving didn’t have any oil in the back, so there was no crazy explosion or anything. Richard was OK, as were the drivers of the two other vehicles he hit. But Richard DID end up getting ticketed for impeded driving.
A Florida woman was charged with trying to sell her infant son in order to pay for a new car, police said Tuesday. The baby’s grandmother brokered the deal and initially demanded $75,000 but agreed to cut the price to $30,000 when told the prospective buyer could not get a bank loan, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) said. The mother of the eight-week-old boy, Stephanie Bigbee Fleming, 22, of Bradenton, Florida, was to receive $9,000 of the proceeds, the FDLE said. “Fleming planned to purchase a new vehicle from the money received,” an FDLE spokeswoman said. (more…)