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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Getaway Vehicle: Doin' It Wrong

Thought this might be good for a chuckle...

Man leads police on chase in stolen ice cream truck
WORCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- A man is accused of stealing an ice cream truck and using it to lead police on a slow-speed chase in Worcester.
Police chased the man through streets of Worcester, Leicester and into nearby Charlton; all in pursuit of a stolen ice cream delivery truck.
Now, for extra bonus points, tell me how the second city name there is pronounced...

I got nothing else, really; just thought this was so hysterically stupid that it had to be shared. I like the part about how the dude stopped and bought beer - parking the stolen ice cream truck outside the liquor store - before continuing on his way. Because nothing says "low-key" like a five-ton refrigerator truck with ice cream all over the side, right?

There's a downside, of course - the two front tires were blown out in the effort to stop the truck, and they had to break the driver's window to get the guy out. Can't say I blame the cops - that's the kind of truck that could really do some damage had the guy decided to get belligerent, and he locked himself in the cab (maybe to enjoy his beers before going to jail?). Then again, for the price of a set of tires and a window, they have their truck back in one piece - and no news footage of some drunken idiot smashing cars with their ice cream truck.

Yep. More fun from the MA roadways - first drunken doctors, now pilfered ice cream trucks...

That is all.

16 comments:

velcro8ball said...

Lester

Armed Texan said...

I won't even try to pronounce the name of the second city because y'all don't speak English down there in MA.

Old NFO said...

LOL, not tryin either...

Anonymous said...

Q)How do they pronounce LEICESTER in Mass?

A)Incorrectly.

At least he didn't steal a Dunkin Donuts truck. That would be a SWAT roll out up there.

Gerry

jetfxr69 said...

velcro8ball was CLOSE.

Since we're talking Mass, I believe it would be "Lestuh".

Expat said...

velcro8ball was close but not exactly correct.

As it's in the PDRM, it should be "Lesteh".

Dave in PB said...

Shoots ... Scores It's Like-Kester

Erin Palette said...

My personal rule for trying to pronounce anything from Massachusetts is, ironically, much like my personal rule for trying to pronounce something in French: Start strong with the first few letters and then mumble the rest.

Thus: "Lesmpgher."

tommy said...

Throat-warbler Mangrove?
:-D

Ed said...

They pronounce "Leicester" in Massachusetts the same way they pronounce "Leicester" in the United Kingdom:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leicester

You'd think that no one had ever heard English before.

Anonymous said...

It's Less Ta.

use to live in Auburn

Stickman

Anonymous said...

My guess would "LEE-ster" but I'm not from Mass. so I probably got it wrong.

LittleRed1

Jay G said...

Stickman got it. Less-tah, like Woos-tah.

acairfearann said...

What Ted said...which goes for Worcester and Gloucester too. Although to be really fussy, there is a slight difference. Still, very English in New England.

Robert said...

It's pronounced "Lester" of course. Just like Leicester N.C., of which I live on the outskirts of. When I give my office address over the phone, I say it, the I spell it, so's they get it right.

Robert said...

Not allowing for local color on the pronunciation though...