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2.02.2015

Insert A Witty Headline Using The Name Franz Klammer



SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) – A person who was being towed on skis on the snowy roads of metro Detroit was captured on camera during 7 Action News at 11 on Sunday night.  Action News anchors were on the phone with Warren Mayor Jim Fouts to talk about roads, when the skier appeared.  ”It’s horrendous, and that person will certainly get a ticket,” said Fouts. “I wish there was a police officer in that area.”  Mayor Fouts got his wish.  The skier was near 10 Mile and Lahser in Southfield when police spotted him and subsequently pulled the driver and skier over to the side of the road.  ”That’s treacherous and foolhardy,” added Fouts as the skier was getting questioned on live television. 

OK, not the funniest thing in the world, but it is worth a pretty big smile when that guy just blows past the reporter's car in the beginning. Just living the dream. (Cops show up to ruin the fun around 1:40 or so).

And, honestly, I think I have a great understanding of the traffic laws, but I have no idea off the top of my head whether that is illegal in Texas. I'm guessing it is because, after all, what isn't against the law in Texas?

But I can presume the statute of limitations has passed so my buddies and I can't be charged for being towed in a makeshift sled behind a truck on Pleasant View Road over in Bridgeport back in the day. We even figured out that we could slide into the ditch and ride there will running over a bunch of high weeds caked in ice. And if I remember correctly, one of my friend's dad was driving the truck.  Oh, the good ol' days.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

NO sense of humor.

Damn Yankees

RPM said...

We did the same thing, except we made the sled out of an old Chrysler hood and towed it down all the backroads by the lake. Great fun.

Anonymous said...

We tied four knots on a very long rope and used old hoods. Dad was driving an old International. With four kids on the rope, we could really get some wiping action going on. The higher and steeper the hill, the better.

The deal was if anyone told dear ole mom, they were dead meat.

Anonymous said...

Did the police shoot the skier? I am suprised they would let anyone with such blatant disregard for the law live.

Anonymous said...

"Franz Klammer Clocked at 90 MPH on a City Street"

Film at 11.

Anonymous said...

we sledded down main street in bridgeport with a car hood tied behind a front wheel drive car in the 80's. We received a good talking to from the fuzz. that was it.

Doc Logic said...

The nice policeman is just keeping the guy from tasting the agony of defeat

http://youtu.be/jKEDD1i4oGk?t=48s

Anonymous said...

Cops cite Franz, Klammering for a ticket

The Klammer Expressway proves costly for local pair

Franz Klammer would not try this at home

Anonymous said...

We did this on our way home from school on snowy days. No skis, hoods, or ropes, just balls as big as all outdoors. Grab on to bumpers of unsuspecting drivers and see how far you could go. A patch of exposed pavement usually spelled disaster.

Bear said...

A friend did this with water skis that they had taken the rudders off of, back in the late 70's out near Paradise. He hit some dirt, fell and tore up his knee pretty bad. He walked on crutches for weeks after that. If you went to Bridgeport High during the late 70's, you would know him.

Anonymous said...

Down here, it's usually something with fire or guns.

Hey man, hold my beer.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Franz Klammer? I never even met 'er!

- DF Harroll Harbuck

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Dreet....
Dreet!


Fake Carl Grimes

Anonymous said...

My dad was probably one of the few in Decatur who actually owned tire chains, and knew how to use them. If it got really icy on the roads, we would be the only ones out, and we had a classic ski with steel runners, and would go out north of Decatur on 730, and have a high time going down some of the hills on the road! The walk back up was a bitch, tho! :-)

Anonymous said...

Haven't heard the name Franz Klammer for decades. Will never forget the downhill in the 76 Olympics. Totally out of control - expected a crash at any moment with body parts flying everywhere.