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CNN’s running video of some clueless guy in a white truck — dragging a trailer with a zero-turn lawn mower on it, no less — leading police on a merry chase. Toolmongers will note that though the trailer fishtails pretty badly, the guy doesn’t lose control until the mower comes loose and slides to the back of the trailer, rendering it un-drivable.

Not to spoil it for everyone, but it ends, um, badly. The trailer jackknifes, the mower hops off and smacks into the truck, and the whole mess grinds to a halt on an overpass. Predictably, the guy runs and is chased down (and arrested) by police.

Lesson learned: Don’t run from the cops — especially in a crappy truck while towing a trailer. But if you do, make sure your mower is tied down firmly. And try to go a little easier on the wheel, yeah?

Truck Towing Mower Leads Chase [CNN Video]


5 Responses to Truck w/Mower Leads Chase in Charlotte, NC

  1. rbb says:

    Yat! A safety briefing that actually contains a relevant message and is fun to watch! ;^)

  2. Chris says:

    Yeah! Love it when the hometown makes Toolmonger!

  3. Phil says:

    What a way to ruin a decent mower.

  4. Teacher says:

    I’ll be in Charlotte this coming weekend. I’ll keep my eyes open for felons on lawn mowers.

  5. Old Donn says:

    Had a guy pull a stunt like this right in front of me on I-65 in Alabama. He wasn’t running from the law, but he was in a big hurry, (85-90mph), with an enclosed trailer. He did OK till he passed an 18 wheeler. The wind that big rig was pushing got the guy’s trailer doing the side to side thing, like the video. And, like in the video, around the truck & trailer went, off the side of the road, rolling over into the ditch. Amazingly, he didn’t take anyone else with him, and everybody in the truck walked away, but the F-250 and the trailer were a pile of junk metal.

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