Title: What Were They Thinking?
Aja - September 14, 2006 10:53 PM (GMT)
|Father, Daughter Jump Off Bridge|
Police Said Man Was Trying To Help Girl Rid Fear Of Heights
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A South Florida father is in the hospital after he and his 10-year-old daughter jumped off a bridge Monday night.
Police said that Troy Stewart, 31, was trying to help his daughter Meagan rid her fear of heights by jumping off the Lantana bridge and into the Intracoastal Waterway.
Investigators said the pair fell about 25 feet into the water, where the father hit the bottom and broke his leg.
Meagan was not hurt, but had to swim about 50 feet to shore to call for help for her father.
Stewart was taken Monday night to JFK Medical Center, where he was treated for his broken leg.
Stewart has not been charged with neglect, but Department of Children and Families officials are investigating whether changes need to be made in Meagan's custody.
nWo-4-Life - September 15, 2006 02:26 AM (GMT)
Well thats completely moronic...I mean, ive jumped off bridges before, but, never that high up...though last time i found out that there was solid Concrete extending about three feet from underneath the bridge, but, luckily i didnt hit it, and, needless to say i havent done that again, lol...But, honestly, TO LET YOUR TEN YEAR OLD DAUGHTER DO IT!!! thats icredibly stupid...Wait until she's Seventeen and does it without you knowing, lol... ;)
Ceielo - September 18, 2006 11:14 AM (GMT)
Oh my God! Thats stupid! 10 years old and he made her jump. He might as well have told her to jump into a pool with a shark to see if she'd get out of it alive. :xxx: retard!
IMO they should take the daughter away since he isnt keeping her safe, apparently. He deserved that broken leg after making her jump. That lil bastard.
n4L, how big were the bridges you jumped? I never been on a bridge big enough to hurt myself if I jumped it so I cant say anything interesting about jumping off bridges lol.
Kittyhawk - September 18, 2006 05:01 PM (GMT)
I'm scared of hights and quite frankly do not believe that the way for me to get over that is to jump off of anything.
Aja - September 18, 2006 07:38 PM (GMT)
I don't think I have a fear of heights, just the natural uneasy feeling when getting close to the edge. But I wouldn't do that to anyone to make them overcome their fear. If her fear isn't crippling her, or stopping her from living her life, then he shouldn't have pushed her. I heard this story again on the radio, when they did "idiots of the day", and they said that the local child services were looking into this to see if they need to put her with other relatives or a forster family
Kittyhawk - September 19, 2006 08:38 PM (GMT)
Like the guy that left his baby in the car when he worked cause he forgot her.
Aja - September 20, 2006 10:44 PM (GMT)
This one was on this morning's "idiot of the day". Apparently, copper is a big seller on the black market. This guy breaks into a school, with thoughts of stealing copper to sell, police believe for the purposes of using the money to buy drugs. His partner in crime was apprehended after calling 911. The first guy was found, burning and shaking. He decided to take the "live" copper wire from the school's electrical system, without first disconnecting it. Needless to say, he didn't quite make it.
FoolyCoolyGamer - September 28, 2006 09:48 PM (GMT)
What the hell?! What's wrong with those people?! You try to make your daughter get rid of her fear of heights by jumping off of a bridge? In what way is any of that smart?
Aja - October 7, 2006 01:04 AM (GMT)
Sent to me in an e-mail.
2006 Stella Awards
Time once again to review the winners of the Annual "Stella Awards."
The Stella Awards are named after 81 year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled
hot coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonald's. That case inspired
the Stella Awards for the most frivolous, ridiculous, successful lawsuits
in the United States
Here are this year's winners:
5th Place (tie):
Kathleen Robertson of Austin , Texas , was awarded $80,000 by a jury of
her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running
inside a furniture store. The owners of the store were understandably
surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving little toddler was
Ms. Robertson's son.
5th Place (tie):
19-year-old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won $74,000 and medical expenses
when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Mr. Truman
apparently didn't notice there was s omeone at the wheel of the car when he
was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps.
5th Place (tie):
Terrence Dickson of Bristol , Pennsylvania , was leaving a house he had
just finished robbing by way of the garage. He was not able to get the
garage door to go up since the automatic door opener was malfunctioning.
He couldn't re-enter the house because the door connecting the house and
garage locked when he pulled it shut. The family was on vacation, and Mr.
Dickson found himself locked in the garage for eight days. He subsisted on
a case of Pepsi he found, and a large bag of dry dog food. He sued the
homeowner's insurance claiming the situation caused him undue mental
anguish. The jury agreed, to the tune of $500,000. In my opinion this
is so outrageous that it should have been 2nd Place !
4th Place :
Jerry Williams of Little Rock , Arkansas , was awarded $14,500. and
medical expenses after being bitten on the buttocks by his ne xt door
neighbor's beagle. The beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced
yard. The award was less than sought because the jury felt the dog might
been just a little provoked at the time by Mr. Williams who had climbed
over the fence into the yard and was shooting it repeatedly with a pellet
3rd Place :
A Philadelphia restaurant was ordered to pay Amber Carson of Lancaster,
Pennsylvania , $113,500. after she slipped on a soft drink and broke her
coccyx (tailbone). The beverage was on the floor because Ms. Carson had
thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument.
2nd Place :
Kara Walton of Claymont , Delaware , successfully sued the owner of a
night club in a neighboring city when she fell from the bathroom window to
the floor and knocked out her two front teeth. This occurred while Ms.
Walton was trying to sneak through the window in the ladies room to avoid
paying the $3.50 cover charge. She was awarded $12,000 and dental expenses
1st Place :
This year's runaway winner was Mrs. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City ,
Oklahoma . Mrs. Grazinski purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago motor
home. On her first trip home, (from an OU football game), having
driven onto the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly
left the driver's seat to go into the back & make herself a sandwich. Not
surprisingly, the RV left the freeway, crashed and overturned.
Mrs.Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising her in the owner's manual
that she couldn't actually do this. The jury awarded her $1,750,000 plus
a new motor home. The company actually changed their manuals on the basis
of this suit, just in case there were any other complete morons around.
Aja - October 10, 2006 03:53 AM (GMT)
Dragon Darkness - October 10, 2006 09:11 AM (GMT)
Those lawsuits are fucking crazy. I hate when stupid people get rewarded for stupidity. There are lots of deserving people that lose there cases every day and don't get a penny yet the morons prosper. What a world.
Ceielo - October 10, 2006 10:07 AM (GMT)
Yeah, those are extremely stupid. That bitch that broke her cockicks should be beaten down til' they cant recognize her. She freakin threw the soda can and walked on it! THAT PISSES ME OFF!!!
FoolyCoolyGamer - October 17, 2006 09:50 PM (GMT)
There's been a lot of that lately. It's really stupid when people sue for stupid reasons just to get money. If that were the case, we would all be out a lot of money.