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    Default So there I was sitting at a stop light..........

    Saw this on MSN this morning.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19689640/

    Wrecking ball snaps loose, bounces down street
    1,500-pound ball damages vehicles before causing car crash in Pa.; 3 hurt


    Updated: 2 hours, 18 minutes ago
    MEADVILLE, Pa. - A 1,500-pound wrecking ball broke loose from a crane cable and raced downhill, smashing into several cars and injuring three people before coming to rest in the trunk of a car at an intersection Monday.

    The wrecking ball, about 3 feet across, was being used to demolish part of a library at Allegheny College when the cable snapped, police said. The crane operator tried to stop it, but it rolled nearly three-quarters of a mile downhill, damaging more than a dozen vehicles as it bounced from curb to curb, police said.

    Most of the damaged vehicles were parked, but the ball slammed into the rear of Alex Habay’s car stopped at an intersection, causing a chain reaction accident with two other cars at the traffic light, police said.

    “All of a sudden, the back windshield exploded and I hit the car in front of me,” said Habay, 20, a junior at Allegheny College.

    The ball lodged in the trunk of a car, pushing the vehicle about 20 feet.

    “I got out of my car and couldn’t believe it when I walked back and saw this giant wrecking ball sitting in the trunk of the last car,” said Meadville police Officer Brian Joseph.

    Meadville is about 90 miles north of Pittsburgh.
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    Click on the link DaSharkie provided and notice the decal in the window of the car where the "pinball" ended up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    Click on the link DaSharkie provided and notice the decal in the window of the car where the "pinball" ended up!
    psssttt... that's a FD shirt.. Window shattered...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFurtman View Post
    psssttt... that's a FD shirt.. Window shattered...

    -Damien

    Ooops! my bad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFurtman View Post
    psssttt... that's a FD shirt.. Window shattered...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    Ooops! my bad!
    Tough gettin' old ain't it Dep?
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    "Honest,Officer.I was stopped at the light when this wrecking ball came and did all this.Really."

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson View Post
    "Honest,Officer.I was stopped at the light when this wrecking ball came and did all this.Really."
    And I kept hearing the theme song from Indiana Jones..
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