California Dog Steals Pickup Truck!

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  1. MacBook-Gal macrumors regular

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  2. retro83 macrumors member

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    He left the engine running without the handbrake on!?
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    The engine wouldn't have to be running if it was a manual transmission parked on an incline. Just knocking it out of gear would cause it to roll backwards. I remember doing that once as a kid and getting my butt whooped for it. :D
     
  4. MacBook-Gal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lol.....He must have not been very smart.......I guess that he must've figured that Fido would be a little more responsible!:rolleyes:
     
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    saw this on the local news up here in portland tonight, funny! however; it should teach you not to leave your car in neutral..
     
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    They should have fined the dog for not wearing a seat-belt nor having a driving license:D
     
  8. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    what about mccowan the idiot, or mcclown?
     
  9. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    :confused: The article says:
    Sure sounds like it was in a gear, and was knocked into neutral. Not a terribly difficult thing to do, IMHO.
     
  10. retro83 macrumors member

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    Good point, but that doesn't change the fact the handbrake wasn't on!
     
  11. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    :)

    Stopping the car, even if still on the road, without putting the handbrake on is an automatic FAIL in the UK driving test. Traffic lights, uphill queues, pedestrian crossings, queues on the flat, you *always* put your handbrake on, unless it's clear that you will be moving again very soon.

    Nevermind parking and getting out and leaving a non-driver in the car...

    The only exception (I think) is when stopped at a give way sign, when you're expected to be able to get into the main road quite quickly.
     
  12. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Soooo...

    The dog's being sued or what?

    Maybe Larry "The Sledge" Rosen will take the case :p
     
  13. mactastic1971 macrumors regular

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    US Media

    The sad thing is this story got a higher slot in the evening news on TV than Iraq or Serbia, with only the Obama/Hilary debates being of greater importance...

    What a shame :(
     

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