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Friday, April 2, 2021

TGIF!!.. This One Will Raise The Bar On Weekend Festivities!

(WHDH) — A man is facing a slew of criminal charges after police say he drove his friend to the hospital in the bucket of a stolen front-end loader last week.

 

Jordan Evans, 33, of Nebraska, was arrested Friday night on charges including felony theft, fourth-offense DUI, and driving during a 15-year license revocation, the Lincoln Journal-Star reported.

 

Investigators say Evans stole the front-end loader, which is valued at $75,000, and arrived at the Bryan Medical Center West Campus in Lincoln shortly before 11 p.m. with his injured 40-year-old friend in the bucket, according to the news outlet.

 

Officers responding to the hospital reportedly found a piece of machinery blocking an ambulance bay and spotted a bottle of alcohol in the loader.

 

Police noted that Evans appeared to be intoxicated and that he didn’t have permission to take the loader.

 

Evans’ bond was set at $30,000, jail records indicated.

 

An investigation remains ongoing.


His Nickname should be "Dewey"




13 comments:

  1. A couple of years ago, there was a guy from Stanton, Nebraska, arrested for drunken driving while driving a farm tractor. He lived in town, but had his license revoked so he drove his tractor twenty some miles to Norfolk for some reason. When I was a kid, a neighbor had his license revoked [this was in the 1950's] and every morning rain, shine, blizzard, whatever, he drove his "H" Farmall with a small trailer three miles to town with the milk and eggs so he could buy his daily pint.

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    1. A guy in my neighborhood drove a riding lawnmower to the store after he lost his license.

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    2. Lol, I have kin in Norfolk and Elgin. That story doesn't surprise me in the least.

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    3. Lol, I have kin in Norfolk and Elgin. That story doesn't surprise me in the least.

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  2. "Alcohol. The cause and solution to all life's problems." Homer Simpson. OG

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  3. It's nice to see there are still giants in these days.
    Dave

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  4. ...and then there's the VT guy, back in 2012, who. pissed at the cops for a recent drug arrest, drove his tractor over all of their police vehicles. Think he might have been high when he took revenge?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2182958/Police-Vt-farmer-crushed-cop-cars-tractor-revenge-drug-arrest.html

    Nemo

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  5. Depending on the friend's condition, he may have a get out of jail free card on the OWI, at least. In extreme, life or death circumstances, the rules change. Just because you're a drunken hero, doesn't mean you're not still a hero!

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    1. I agree! Drop the theft charges, keep the DUI.

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  6. At least he didn't raze the bar....

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  7. I'm not discounting everything, but if the guy took the loader for the sole purpose of getting his friend to a hospital; charging him with theft seems kind of a dick move.

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    1. Agreed. The loader is worth $75K. What's his friend's life worth?

      If we were still a nation of laws, then he should be covered under the Good Samaritan laws. Many states have a specific legal carve-out for life saving measures taken under duress. But he should still have left the damn bottle behind. Maybe too drunk to realize it was stupid.

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    2. Dick moves are what alienate us from cops most days.

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