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When Jaywalking Goes Insane

Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:42 pm

This is almost beyond belief, were they on crack or something?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7636577.stm

(Yes I'm also not happy with the light sentence one of them got, hopefully she was deported).
 
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RE: When Jaywalking Goes Insane

Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:51 pm

Jesus - I thought that was going to be another one of those 'person where they shouldn't have been' incidents, but not *that*. They must have been on something, the way the one in the reds cardigan seemingly calmly walked out into the traffic after her sister gets hit is just .... uncanny.
 
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RE: When Jaywalking Goes Insane

Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:06 pm



Quoting GDB (Thread starter):
This is almost beyond belief

Almost?

Is there some strange swedish motorway death wish/suicide cult or something?

Why weren't they both sectioned under the mental health act, or would they need to jump in front of more traffic to get that?
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RE: When Jaywalking Goes Insane

Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:49 pm

Good lord. About 6 years ago, I remember a man trying to run across a controlled access highway in Dallas, TX in the middle of the night. Needless to say, he didn't make it. Unfortunately for me, he chose to play frogger about a 1/4 mile from the exit I took every day and blood stains remain in concrete for some time.

And as often as I think Tazers are over used these days, this is a perfect example of when a non-lethal means of incapacitating a perp is vital to public safety.
 
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RE: When Jaywalking Goes Insane

Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:26 pm

Pardon me for saying this but....all I have to say is: WTF?!  banghead 
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RE: When Jaywalking Goes Insane

Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:54 pm

They were clearly wanting to get away from the police, suggests they have something to hide...

My sympathy is with the drivers who had to deal with that situation, can you imagine driving at 70+mph, seeing a woman run into the path of your car and by the time you've seen her... you've hit her? It's something I hope never happens to me or anybody else.

As for the thread title, I'd suggest it be changed, this isn't 'jaywalking'... This is stupidity of the highest order.
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RE: When Jaywalking Goes Insane

Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:57 pm

Come here to San Francisco. Shit like this happens all the time but not on the freeway like in this case.

These women are nuts and should be put in an insane asylum.
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RE: When Jaywalking Goes Insane

Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:51 am

Of course they were Nordic girls  Wink Swedish this time...no wonder police had hard time with them. One ex-police officer I know once said the intoxicated Finnish women were the hardest 'customers'...

But seriously spaeaking...

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 5):
My sympathy is with the drivers who had to deal with that situation

...same here.
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RE: When Jaywalking Goes Insane

Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:36 am



Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 5):
My sympathy is with the drivers who had to deal with that situation,

My first thought was attempted suicide. I've seen it happen a few times in the US and Canada, but here, it's usually people jumping from an overpass onto a highway. Fortunately, it's never happened to me (yet, touch wood), but I know 2 drivers who have had it happen to them. Thankfully, they both recovered from the trauma, and are still driving today. The only such incident I had was with a suicidal moose trying to jump the highway from one rock cut to another.
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RE: When Jaywalking Goes Insane

Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:47 am

Saw this a couple of days ago. . . here is the full length video that I watched:

 
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RE: When Jaywalking Goes Insane

Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:54 am

I saw this at another website I go to. One story is that the women had been traveling by bus and at a rest stop, they were approached by a group of men and felt threatened with sexual assult by them, so fled onto the motorway. It is one of the most horrible police related incidents I have ever seen.
Like many, I suspect they have some seroius mental illness possibly combined with use of illegal drugs or maybe even bad side effects from prescribed drugs for their mental illness. The cops were in a very difficult problem and were being filmed by some kind of police TV program so their options to deal with it was even more limited. Last week in NY City, a cop there 'tazered' a mentally ill man who was nude, climbing on building fire escape and other building parts and after being tazered fell 10 or so feet landing on his head to his death. Of course the cops got into big trouble, the NYPD has to do emergency retraining as to use of tazers of their officers at great cost, in a matter of days a massive civil lawsuit will be filed by the man's family.
Apparently one of the women had been charged earlier in the year with murder, but was on bail pending trial or a plea. I suspect her mental illness/drug use may a factor in that too.
 
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RE: When Jaywalking Goes Insane

Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:02 pm



Quoting Moo (Reply 1):
They must have been on something



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 4):
Pardon me for saying this but....all I have to say is: WTF?!

Yeah, that's about all I can think of too.
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RE: When Jaywalking Goes Insane

Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:38 pm

Well one of them have gotten arrested for murder after this, and tried to take her own life by running out into traffic again.

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