Freaky Friday: Insanely Fast Mustang Impresses Even Cops; Airborne Deer Menace the Eastern U.S.
Being topographically challenged (for the most part), Oklahoma’s highways serve as a great staging ground to find out exactly what your tricked-out Mustang can do. A young man and his police escorts recently discovered this, and even the cops walked away impressed.
Angry, but impressed.
That, and it’s the horniest time of the year for our many venison-laden friends of the forest, which means impressive roadway acrobatics and unplanned feasts…after the break.
Okies and Octane
You can’t take the performance heritage out of a Ford Mustang, but you can impound one while its 19-year-old owner faces charges.
FOX affiliate KOKH reports that Hector Fraire was arrested on November 14 after being clocked at ever-increasing speeds on the Kilpatrick Turnpike in Oklahoma City.
The first Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer hit the lights and sirens after clocking Fraire’s 2011 Mustang at 84 miles per hour, but the youth wasn’t having any of that. Instead, he punched it, hoping to leave the officer in the dust. In an attempt to give the pursuing cruiser the slip, Fraire reportedly turned off his headlights and exited at the Northwest Expressway.
At that point, a second trooper nabbed the driver. During the earlier chase, Fraire’s Mustang reportedly hit 208 miles per hour, well above the takeoff speed of modern fighter jets. We don’t know what mods the suspect inflicted on his ‘Stang, but it’s safe to say its top-end performance wasn’t governor-limited.
“200 miles an hour … That is extremely fast,” OHP Capt. Paul Timmons said before, wait for it, warning drivers to avoid such behavior.
Say you’ve just spent the day lugging your trusty bolt-action .30-06 through the woods of central New York with nothing to show for it. The height of rutting season, and yet that big buck never popped up in search of a hookup.
That’s what James Murphy of Fabius, NY experienced last Sunday, New York Upstate reports. However, driving home down Route 173 in Onondaga Country, Murphy’s truck managed to pull off what a soft-point partition bullet couldn’t. It bagged a 15-point buck.
“It was probably chasing a doe. Hit him square on. He went underneath my truck and trailer and died quickly,” he said.
Not wanting to let an opportunity pass by, Murphy quickly secured a tag for the animal, field-dressed it, then headed to the deer processing shop and taxidermist. The owner of G & B & Sons Deer Processing of East Syracuse declared it the biggest rack she’s seen in 38 years, while the taxidermist Bob Converse said it could be the biggest deer taken in the state this year.
We don’t know the make or model of Murphy’s truck, but he hit the world-class buck at 40 miles per hour and seemingly drove his own vehicle home. Like a rock, it was.
There’s not much you can do to prevent an incident of this type, besides staying home and watching hard-hitting and accurate political analysis on cable TV.
As WVLT reports, a Knoxville, Tennessee woman unexpectedly picked up a non-paying passenger in her Ford Windstar minivan as she drove to work. An airborne deer, no doubt propelled by insatiable lust, dove through the rear driver’s side window before realizing this wasn’t a great place to be.
It jumped right back out, and Wright got to work on time. Too bad for both the deer and the Windstar, which you just never hear of anymore, but this is what happens when humans and future stews can’t get along. As the video shows, the relationship is as acrimonious as that of local wildlife officers and Gillette razors.
Partly Cloudy, with a Chance of Meat
Keeping with the theme of large land animals winging through the air comes this story from Clarksville, Tennessee.
Now, this is unlucky, and you feel for the person involved. It’s the kind of accident that leaves “what if I had just…” thoughts rattling around in one’s mind for some time.
According to the Leaf-Chronicle, a vehicle driving along Clarksville’s Providence Boulevard Thursday evening encountered an antlered woods creature. Not an uncommon occurrence, for sure, but this impact had a very different outcome than most deer impacts.
“The deer flew off the car and hit a pedestrian,” stated Clarksville Police spokeswoman Officer Natalie Hall.
The incredibly unlucky pedestrian was treated in a local hospital for broken bones, but will have a hell of a story to tell for the rest of their life.
“This is not a type of crash that happens often,” Hall said, no doubt in that dry manner police spokespeople are famous for.
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