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Cops: Man killed by urinating on downed wire after crash

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by WolvEagle, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    From The Associated Press (via the Detroit Free Press):

    MONTESANO, Wash. — Authorities believe a Washington man was killed by accidentally urinating on a downed power line after a car crash.

    Grays Harbor County sheriff’s Deputy Dave Pimentel (PIM’-en-tel) said Monday 50-year-old Roy Messenger was not seriously hurt after he collided with a power pole Friday and called a relative to pull his car from a ditch.

    However, family members found Messenger electrocuted when they arrived.

    Pimentel says Messenger apparently urinated into a roadside ditch but didn’t see the live wire. The urine stream likely served as a conductor, allowing the electricity to reach his body.

    Pimentel says there will be an autopsy but burn marks indicated the way the electricity traveled through Messenger’s body.
  2. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Talk about yellow journalism ...
  3. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Close the Darwin Awards voting for 2010.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  5. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    If only he had watched Ren and Stimpy.
  6. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    That was my thought.
  7. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    I'm torn between two possible jokes: The whole "killing the Messenger" bit and the "Doctor, I have a burning sensation when I pee" bit.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    That guy pissed his life away.
  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Who leaked the story?

    Urine deep trouble when peeing on a live wire. What a waste.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    This is what you get for drinking too much Jolt cola.
  11. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Hold it. No, really.
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    It's too early in the year for a weiner roast.
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