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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:35 AM
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Man Arrested After Ramming Car In McDonald's Drive Thru Lane
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EASTON Easton police Tuesday arrested an Easton man accused of ramming his car into the van in front of him in the McDonalds drive-through lane because its occupants were taking too long to place their order.

Joseph Richard Howard, 40, of 806 Front Lane, is charged with five counts of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property under $500, reckless driving, negligent driving, following too closely and leaving the scene of an attended property damage vehicle accident.

Pfc. Eric Kellner responded to the McDonalds on U.S. Route 50 about 9:10 p.m. Tuesday after police received a report of a hit and run accident. There he found two women, the mothers of three children a 3-year-old boy and two 4-year-old girls.

According to charging papers, the women told Kellner they pulled into the drive-through lane with the children in a 1999 Dodge Caravan. A teal Mazda Protege pulled in behind them. They described the driver as a white male, 40 to 50 years old, with light-colored hair and glasses.

As they placed their order, the man began to yell obscenities at them and rev his cars engine.

When the van drove to the pick-up window, the man followed and continued to yell at them. He drove his vehicle forward and hit the van twice with his car.

One of the women got out of the van and exchanged words with the man. He then drove away.

Kellner noticed minor damage to the vans rear bumper and door, according to charging papers. The women gave Kellner the Mazdas tag number.

Police checked the tag, which came back to a Trappe address, charging papers said.

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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:42 AM
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1. "following too closely"?
Ok, now the prosecutors are just piling on the charges :)
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:43 AM
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2. Wow...
... this guy WAS a wack job - ramming a van with a Mazda Protege?

What was he thinking?
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:46 AM
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3. Was bushitler on the highway again?
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:56 AM
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4. Drive-Thru Rage!
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GOPFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:57 AM
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5. I've come THIS close ....
..to doing the same. I'm sure everyones been there. You're in the drive-thru line, it's long and everyone has plenty of time to decide what to order before they get up to the speaker, but then the car in front of you - and it's always a car with at least four people in it - gets up to the speaker and starts discussing what to order. And the whole time they're ordering they keep changing their mind. When they finally finish, the poor kid reads back their order and it's always wrong, so they have to go through the whole order again. I've waited a full 10 minutes behind these jokers and there's no way to get out of line.

I may just contribute to Mr. Howard's defense fund.
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:00 AM
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7. We're all guilty...
and when somebody gets arrested for pummelling the shit out of the shopper who brings a cartfull of groceries into the Express Lane at the checkout, they might as well not bring charges because there isn't a jury on Earth who would convict him.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:12 AM
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8. I totally agree...
... that I've gotten very angry in such situations, but I've managed to not ram someone's car over it.

:)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:46 AM
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9. Whew boy this morning I wanted to do that several times
I'm not kidding their is a glitch in the matrix this morning.
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:59 AM
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6. This is the second McD rage incident in several months
Wasn't there a guy so angry about them being out of fries that he tried to drive his truck through the restaurant, then tried to run down some of the employees?
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