Monday, March 25, 2013


Reader Kenny sent this in to my attention...

Man charged with 7 inches of snow on car
Danbury police said Robert Recio, 59, was driving on Route 4 with about 7 inches of snow covering all but a small portion of his windshield around 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Police said they followed Recio for more than a mile with their lights and siren before he noticed they were trying to pull him over. Authorities said he told them he was waiting to get to a gas station before brushing off his car.
Here's his car:
(Picture from link)

This. This is what I deal with all winter long. Stupid narcissists who don't give a rat's ass about anyone else but themselves. He cleared off exactly as much snow as was needed to see perfectly straight ahead. He didn't clear the back window or even the side, and left over half a foot of snow sitting on his roof to blow off all over the cars behind him. Which he couldn't see. And Route 4 is a highway, no less.

Glad to see someone finally get bagged for this...

That is all.


Andie said...

I know, RIGHT?!

Granted, I have a little car, but I clear off EVERY surface so I can see the idiots who don't... really wish more folks got tagged for it. And while I'm wishing, I'll wish I won PB this weekend, too!

Old NFO said...

Score one for the cops! Now down to 9,999 to go... sigh

Exurbankevin said...

What is this "snow" you speak of?


81 degrees for a high today

Daniel in Brookline said...

Dear Exurbankevin,

[expletive deleted]

Bradley said...

let me look outside,

Yep still no snow here in Hawaii.. :P

when i lived in Germany, i was so glad that both on and off post the police would stop you and give you a ticket, and then make you clean off your car, hope you have a brush. I have seen a few just using their hands, and with 10-15 inches of wet heavy snow just using your hands sucks.

At least in Germany the entire car needed to be clean, not just the windows, but all hood, roof, tailgate(truck beds did not need to be cleaned) bumpers everything. I liked it.

Anonymous said...

But, Occifer, I thought it would blow off once I got on the interstate!

Yeah, I sweep off my pickup, all reachable surfaces. Because I've been the one hit by the big slab o' snow.


d said...

you do realize that the asshat driving that vehicle won't pay attention even if all the glass is clear, right?

Snowdog said...

got a foot of snow in STL, and most drivers here diddn't clean their roof off. Though I did see three of these rocket scientists demonstrating the principle of Inertia-when the mini glacier perched on their roof slid off when they came to a light, covering the windshield , and in one case, breaking off one of the wiper arms of some woman's new BMW. She wasn't amused as I applauded her for some reason.