Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Schlemiel! Schlimazel!


From APNews MyWay:



Free Gas Sets Off Crashes in Milwaukee

Jul 12, 6:40 PM (ET)

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Two car crashes occurred and four people were arrested in excitement over a gasoline giveaway Wednesday to reward the city for its safe-driving record.

For the most part, hundreds of drivers waited patiently for hours for about $30 worth of free gasoline each that Allstate Insurance provided at one station.

However, some motorists started lining up before midnight and the queue stretched far from the station into a residential area, trapping some residents in their driveways, said police spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz.

That led to fights and arrests for disorderly conduct. In one case, three officers were sent to a hospital as a precaution because they were spattered with blood from someone's bloodied nose, Schwartz said.



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1 comment:

Jason said...

"Two car crashes occurred and four people were arrested in excitement over a gasoline giveaway Wednesday to reward the city for its safe-driving record."

That may be the funniest thing I've read in a while. I'm giggling like an idiot at it.