Sunday, April 20, 2008

Real Man of Genius

  • A Wisconsin man claims he was following his in-car navigational system when drove onto railroad tracks in southwest suburban Oak Lawn and got stuck. The empty car was struck by a Metra train at 94th Street and Cicero Avenue before he could move it.

    Oak Lawn police responded to a 911 call of a car stuck on the tracks. When they arrived, they found a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse facing eastbound and the driver and his female passenger standing nearby, Oak Lawn Division Chief Mike Kaufmann said.

    [...] Kaufmann said the 24-year-old driver was obeying his GPS system when he took a right turn onto the tracks and his car's undercarriage became lodged on the rail.
    "GPS will tell you something, but you still have to pay attention to what's going on," he said.
We'll bet he sues the programmers of the GPS unit who thought that the shortest distance between any two points is a straight line.

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35 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll bet they win.

4/19/2008 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous F Illinois B said...

That's REAL Cheese.......

4/20/2008 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats great. "Right turn ahead. In 1/4 mile turn right". I can understand how someone from Wisconsin could confuse railroad tracks for a road....but then again I doubt that someone from Wisconsin would know how to properly use the GPS in there vehicle

4/20/2008 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the most busiest times on the street for the police are on afternoons. fuck days

4/20/2008 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll bet he sues the programmers of the GPS unit who thought that the shortest distance between any two points is a straight line.
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And I'll bet a paycheck he wins.

4/20/2008 03:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Darwin Award candidate. The sad part is that he'll breed and keep voting democrat.

4/20/2008 06:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO

4/20/2008 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he was from Wisconsin he was probably on Meth. A GPS will always tell you to turn just before you get to the spot to turn. If he was heading north after you cross the track there is Southwest Highway about 40 ft after you cross the tracks. And heading south he would hit 95th st shortly after. Just because ythe idoit can drive read or follow direction.

Maybe Metra should sue him for damage and inconvienecne

4/20/2008 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It reminds me of that goof that was working 1733-1st watch. Ya know, the moron that had a GPS navigator in the squad car. This idiot actually bitched to the capt. when a sgt. told him to learn the streets in the district and remove the GPS .

4/20/2008 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm surprised those supercops in Oak Lawn didn't park right next to the dumb fuck cheesehead on the tracks. Oh, i forgot, they're too busy poaching free food in 022 and fucking over off-duty CPD. Way to go heroes!

4/20/2008 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheese head extraordinaire... holy cry eeeh ? America's Fairyland.

4/20/2008 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous dino said...

(4/20/2008 01:29:00 AM)
Anonymous said...
thats great. "Right turn ahead. In 1/4 mile turn right". I can understand how someone from Wisconsin could confuse railroad tracks for a road....but then again I doubt that someone from Wisconsin would know how to properly use the GPS in there vehicle

I wonder if the person from Wisconsin knows the difference between "there" and "their."

4/20/2008 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was an episode on "The Office" which depicted the same thing, except Michael was told to turn right into a lake, which he did....it was really funny.

4/20/2008 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Favre retires and they all in the Twilight Zone......poor big-foreheaded neighbors !

4/20/2008 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the most busiest times on the street for the police are on afternoons. fuck days
4/20/2008 02:07:00 AM


yep, most busiest
that way, you have time to go back to school and work on your grammar

4/20/2008 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife has been bugging me for a GPS maybe I should get One?

4/20/2008 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical CHEESE-HEAD,,the Village of Oak Lawn should sue this dumb-ass for tying up the highway and the train, plus the emergency response units. Any dummy knows what train-tracks look like. Perhaps they should stick to Cow-Tipping, eating cheese curds in bed, and Fish Boils. This way the planet will be a safer place for all. And they call US FIBS [Fu*k#n Illinois Bas*@rds.] Go eat some Cheese, you C.H.I.P's [cheese-head imbred punks]

4/20/2008 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those GPS systems are great aids but I have found that they can be way off too. They will attempt to lead you down a one way street or a cul-de-sac,you have to pay attention. I have also compared the GPS to Google and Mapquest and received different directions to the same location.

4/20/2008 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like when my GPS English lady says"Turn right, then take the motorway". WTF is a motorway. They need to get rid os the English voice and get some redneck, "Turn righcheer and step on the fn gas".

4/20/2008 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you expect from a dipshit from Wisconsin?

4/20/2008 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRY PUNCHING IN THE ADDRESS OF "MOVICO THEATER" THE SIT AND EAT MOVIE THEATER IN ROSEMONT. IT TAKES YOU TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE EXPRESSWAY TO A DEAD END STREET. ONCE YOU GET THERE YOU CAN SEE THE THEATER ACROSS THE EXPRESSWAY WHILE YOU ARE SITTING IN FRONT OF A BUILDING PROJECT THAT WAS ABANDONED YEARS AGO.

4/20/2008 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"recalculating- recalculating- turn right... turn right. No, not at the railroad tracks, asshole. recalculating- recalculating"

4/20/2008 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DAMN FOREIGNERS!!!!!!!!!!

4/20/2008 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, I live there and MISSED it! Bet it was a real laugh for the responders though

4/20/2008 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a goof obviously a liberal idiot!

4/20/2008 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No doubt he is an FBI agent in training.

Maybe ec=ven JFEDS kid

4/20/2008 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keesing Bandit says---

This moron from Wisconsin probably thought GPS was:

Greenbay Packers System.

Now, kees me you fool!!!

4/20/2008 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bet he just wanted to get rid of that 2001 Mitsubishi. In the 70's they just have a friend "steal" the car and "burn it". Not just drive it on the tracks and wave bye-bye.

4/20/2008 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wisconsin--that says it all.

4/20/2008 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ding dong, the witch has transferred out of the 9th district. The gossup queen of the city will be corrupting another unit with her slanderous rumors. The 9th dist just turned into the best place to work. "I've done it all."

4/20/2008 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EIGHT count'em EIGHT- TRU cars dining at Portillos on Harlem the other night.

So I understand the Elite gotta eat but geez. Long way from the DOC or where ever they are suppose to be. Im sure they were not detailed to Clearing or Garcia Ridge.

WHO CARES, MIND YOUR OWN FUCKING BUSINESS YOU PIECE OF SHIT..

THE PEOPLE WHO CARE ARE THOSE THAT FOLLOW THE ORDERS ON CONGREGATING AND GET CALLED OUT FOR NOT FOLLOWING THEM YOU PIECE OF SHIT!!

I WANT TO MEET "THE PEOPLE WHO CARE" WHO ARE SO CONCERNED THAT THEY FEEL THE NEED TO POST IT ON THIS BLOG...SO YOU GOT SCREWED BY A BOSS OR INSPECTOR, SO YOU WANT TO RAT OUT OTHER COPPERS...WHO'S THE PIECE OF SHIT NOW.......I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE YOUR PARTNER...YOU'D MAKE A GREAT IAD OFFICER...........

4/20/2008 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous satisfied copper said...

Anonymous said...
My wife has been bugging me for a GPS maybe I should get One?

4/20/2008 11:30:00 AM

J & J Electronics on west 63rd street gives coppers a great price and free instalation.

4/20/2008 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To be serious, this has become a major problem throughout Europe.
Trucks from all over Europe are following their GPS right into villages with 6 foot wide streets.
Buildings have been damaged & parks destroyed by the semis doing gigantic 3 point turns to back out of the dead ends.

4/20/2008 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its the Blatz and OMB!!

4/21/2008 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GPS's are out to get you. I once typed in an address in Crestwood and the fucker tried to lead me to the center of Robbins. I wouldn't be surprised if it led the cheesehead onto train tracks (although at that point it serves him right for not having common sense).

Now if it were the railroad crossing at SW Hwy/87th/Pulaski, I'd be less harsh about it. But 94th/Cicero? You'd have to be an idiot.

4/22/2008 08:02:00 AM  

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