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Man killed by train while looking at lottery ticket

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jeffrey's avatar - moon
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Posted: May 19, 2008, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

Sounds like a CSI story to me.....

Once they start investigating, the friend will be arrested for killing his friend for catching the "big one"!  (smirk)

LOL, that was funny. Stupid is as stupid does. I know a man who won 2million on a scratcher. I asked him how it changed his life. He said he lost his best friend because he sued him for 1million, he pointed out that he hadn't scratched the box on the bottom of the ticket. It was the winning box so he thought he deserved half.No Pity!

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    Posted: May 19, 2008, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

    Guess he had a better chance of getting run over by a train than winning the lottery.

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      Posted: May 19, 2008, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

      Wonder if the ticket was a winner.

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        Posted: May 19, 2008, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

        That was both tragic and stupid at the same time. A Darwin Award candidate?

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          Posted: May 19, 2008, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

          Was his name Psycho??......

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            Posted: May 19, 2008, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

            Every time I see light at the end of the tunnel it's an oncoming train....Skeptical

             

                                           

                          

             

             

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              Posted: May 19, 2008, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

              This story sounds kind of "fishy".Thinking of...

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                Posted: May 19, 2008, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

                real sad

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                  Posted: May 20, 2008, 1:07 am - IP Logged

                  So sad and being a scratch off, it was probably not a winner! Frown  Condolences to the family.

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                    Posted: May 20, 2008, 1:12 am - IP Logged

                    Examining a lottery ticket or even reading a news paper while walking between the rails of an active train track or even driving down the free way is just a thoughtless idea.

                    I agree!  Even if he was deaf, could he not FEEL the VIBRATIONS of the oncoming train!?  THis is really, really, sad.  Was the ticket a winner even????? Hmmmnn. the more I read, I wonder.  Then Again, it was not an April Fool's Story.  I just wonder sometimes.

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                      Posted: May 20, 2008, 6:08 am - IP Logged

                      Note to self.......

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                        Posted: May 20, 2008, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

                           Maybe it was just Karma.

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                          Posted: May 20, 2008, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

                          this story reeks so bad I'm about to spray lysol all up in this room! it's not even funny! everything from him not hearing or FEELING the train coming to his friend not coming to his aide .. heck, to the train conductor not putting on the EMERGENCY BRAKES! they need sgt. mason [first 48/a&e] to be on this case, she'll cuss and knock the friend upside the head until he confesses! so sad .. but I will leave any other smart azz comments to myself as this family is grieving .. but I just never understood the full meaning of the quote "stopped 'dead in your tracks' " till right now! 

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                            Posted: May 20, 2008, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

                            this story reeks so bad I'm about to spray lysol all up in this room! it's not even funny! everything from him not hearing or FEELING the train coming to his friend not coming to his aide .. heck, to the train conductor not putting on the EMERGENCY BRAKES! they need sgt. mason [first 48/a&e] to be on this case, she'll cuss and knock the friend upside the head until he confesses! so sad .. but I will leave any other smart azz comments to myself as this family is grieving .. but I just never understood the full meaning of the quote "stopped 'dead in your tracks' " till right now! 

                             No NodSad

                            Also that they are on foot and had just came from a fishing trip. So here these two guys are, loaded down with fishing equipment and possibly fish. They decide to drop by a store, with said equipment, buy a scratch card then cut across the rail road tracks. Like I said this doesn't pass the smell test.

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                              Posted: May 20, 2008, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

                              Walking on railroad tracks. Why? What?

                              As I understand it, the rails warn you where trains tend to congregate.

                              As Larry-the-cable-guy warns: "If you ever find yourself being attacked by a train do this..." [Jumps to side]

                              But, as Ron White tells us, "You can't fix 'stupid'. "

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