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      02-26-2009, 07:18 PM   #1
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City tickets car seven times, no one spots dead guy in back seat

Source: Autoblog -- http://www.autoblog.com/2009/02/26/c...-in-back-seat/

http://www.gainesville.com/article/2...CLES/902250971

I'm only cross posting this because it happened in a BMW and I found this REALLY disturbing..


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Let this be a warning to those of you who tint your car windows (at least in Gainesville, FL): If you die in the back seat, it may be a while before you're found. A man from Gainesville, FL went missing on February 11 and was found this past Monday deceased in the back passenger-side seat of his 2001 BMW 330i. The car had apparently been parked illegally and was ticketed seven times SEVEN TIMES! before anyone noticed its owner sitting dead in the back seat.

The first ticket was actually issued on February 12, the day after the man was first reported missing, but the windows on the car were tinted darker than the law allows, which prevented ticket officers from noticing the corpse riding shotgun in the back. We thought the smell of decay might have prompted the police to take a closer look, but no. Rather, a nearby resident who noticed that the car had been sitting there a while with seven tickets tucked under its wipers called it in.

A spokesperson for the city of Gainesville pointed out that ticket officers aren't actual police officers, but rather employees of the city's public works department. Apparently, they don't get the same training as actual police officers who know that the first thing you do is look for dead people in the back seat. The actual cause of the man's death is not known as an autopsy was inconclusive, though officials are waiting for the results of a toxicology test that could provide some answers.
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      02-26-2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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what!? where was this exactly? i live in gville for the mostpart.
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      02-26-2009, 07:34 PM   #3
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Yikes. Floridians seem to love uber dark tint. It's part of the culture.
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      02-26-2009, 08:11 PM   #4
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Yikes. Floridians seem to love uber dark tint. It's part of the culture.
wouldn't you have some tint if they allowed it in your state?

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I feel sorry for the poor sap that's gonna buy that car on eBay Motors not knowing there was a decaying corpse in the back seat for over a week.
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      02-26-2009, 08:23 PM   #5
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I feel sorry for the poor sap that's gonna buy that car on eBay Motors not knowing there was a decaying corpse in the back seat for over a week.
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      02-26-2009, 08:30 PM   #6
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That's the kind of 330 I'm trying to get lol, no lie. That does suck though, feel pretty bad for him.
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      02-26-2009, 08:48 PM   #7
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Like the tints but it still needs a drop
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      02-26-2009, 10:39 PM   #8
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I'm only cross posting this because it happened in a BMW and I found this REALLY disturbing..
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Why would anyone need that much velcro? These guys sell it by the roll http://www.liangdianup.com/miscellaneous_1.htm and is
hook and look and velcro the same thing?
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      02-27-2009, 10:41 AM   #9
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poor guy, drug related do you think?
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      02-27-2009, 02:36 PM   #11
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It'll be interesting to see what the cause of death is.
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      02-27-2009, 03:07 PM   #12
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How can you ride shotgun in the back seat?
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      03-02-2009, 10:03 PM   #13
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How can you ride shotgun in the back seat?
wow man...that just blew my mind!
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      03-03-2009, 01:50 AM   #14
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wouldn't you have some tint if they allowed it in your state?
I lived in FL for 20 years. There are tint laws there but they are more lax than other states due to the ridiculous heat. They allow it in Cali also just not on the front windows.
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this is gainesville, georgia not florida lol. it mentions college park, which is by the ATL airport.
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That's awesome. Imagine the smell...
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oh that is so sad!
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Wonderful. Looks like the tint is working.
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wow that's amazing.... pretty f-ed up but damn lol!
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