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11 Dec 2012 12:58 PM   |   5917 clicks   |   Tampa Bay Online
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AirForceVet    [TotalFark]  
FTA: Fitzgerald said he was searching for his lost dog and brought the guns for protection in case he encountered coyotes, deputies said

At 0344 in the morning? I used to play around that area in Curlew Creek as a kid. What an idiot!

Coyotes aren't a valid excuse. He should have gone for seagulls, as in protection from their pooping runs.

11 Dec 2012 12:59 PM
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FatherChaos     

11 Dec 2012 01:01 PM
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dabbletech     
I was just installing a new water hazard.

11 Dec 2012 01:01 PM
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akula    [TotalFark]  
Interesting. I wondered if it was possible to punch a hole through a water tower with a firearm. Guess so... I expected the steel of the tank to be too thick for that to work.

I do wonder what a ".38 caliber" rifle is though. Could be a .357 lever action (they work with .38 special rounds), but I would have thought one of those would have been rather inadequate for that. I rather highly doubt the guy was packing a .338 caliber rifle (much more powerful).

11 Dec 2012 01:02 PM
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Harry Freakstorm    [TotalFark]  
Mistakes this:

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

For this:
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com 

Next thing you know, he'll be mistaking wabbit twacks with twain twacks.

11 Dec 2012 01:05 PM
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Farce-Side     

akula: Interesting. I wondered if it was possible to punch a hole through a water tower with a firearm. Guess so... I expected the steel of the tank to be too thick for that to work.

I do wonder what a ".38 caliber" rifle is though. Could be a .357 lever action (they work with .38 special rounds), but I would have thought one of those would have been rather inadequate for that. I rather highly doubt the guy was packing a .338 caliber rifle (much more powerful).


quite possibly a .308 caliber rifle, a caliber popular with long range varmint hunters.

11 Dec 2012 01:06 PM
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offacue     
Wow, that dude's 49? I guess he's right out there with Ponce De Leon in not finding the fountain of youth.

11 Dec 2012 01:06 PM
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Jim DiGriz     
Maybe a .308, and the author dropped a zero.

11 Dec 2012 01:06 PM
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Nothing To See Here     
He shot at Two Water Towers by the Golf Course.

Sunglasses off, pause for drama effect . . .

" Looks like he finally got a hole in one. "

11 Dec 2012 01:08 PM
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Insatiable Jesus     
I once saw my drunken uncle empty a full auto Uzi at a bale of straw. I think one bullet hit the straw, the rest ended up in his Harvestore.

11 Dec 2012 01:11 PM
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david_gaithersburg     
What size club does one use to shoot a bullet?

11 Dec 2012 01:12 PM
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TheGreatGazoo     
Guess the city workers need to go to the 'As Seen on TV' store at the mall and get some Mighty Putty.

11 Dec 2012 01:12 PM
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whyRpeoplesostupid    [TotalFark]  
I wonder if all the Rangers golf there

11 Dec 2012 01:14 PM
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robbiex0r     
You're a liar if you claim to have never wondered how this would play out.

11 Dec 2012 01:14 PM
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

akula: Interesting. I wondered if it was possible to punch a hole through a water tower with a firearm. Guess so... I expected the steel of the tank to be too thick for that to work.

I do wonder what a ".38 caliber" rifle is though. Could be a .357 lever action (they work with .38 special rounds), but I would have thought one of those would have been rather inadequate for that. I rather highly doubt the guy was packing a .338 caliber rifle (much more powerful).



www.karolinagames.com

11 Dec 2012 01:15 PM
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highendmighty     
What kind of coyotes were these that he needed two ridiculously over-powered weapons for protection?? Coyotes in my neck of the urban woods run away if you look at them funny. Except for the ones playing in the street, but those are just cute and I don't want them to run away anyway.

11 Dec 2012 01:15 PM
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I AM THE GOAT     
www.asseenontvshop.us

11 Dec 2012 01:16 PM
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StrangeQ     
Was it this guy?
www.soundonsight.org

/maybe the water tower was wearing a stupid hat

11 Dec 2012 01:16 PM
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

Nothing To See Here: He shot at Two Water Towers by the Golf Course.

Sunglasses off, pause for drama effect . . .

" Looks like he finally got a hole in one. "


GOTDAMN IT It took me too long to find the meme generator

11 Dec 2012 01:16 PM
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Parmenius     

david_gaithersburg: What size club does one use to shoot a bullet?


Apparently a .308 shootin' iron.

11 Dec 2012 01:16 PM
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offacue     

Insatiable Jesus: I once saw my drunken uncle empty a full auto Uzi at a bale of straw. I think one bullet hit the straw, the rest ended up in his Harvestore.


TIL what a Harvestore is.

11 Dec 2012 01:17 PM
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Insatiable Jesus     
offacue: TIL what a Harvestore is.


----

TIL what TIL means.

11 Dec 2012 01:19 PM
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blatz514    [TotalFark]  
That is a hard 49yo. My dad is 63 and looks why better than that dude.

www2.tbo.com

11 Dec 2012 01:20 PM
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Insatiable Jesus     
Rufus Lee King: Nah. This stuff will take care of it. You can even make a rowboat out of a screen door, or something like that.


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That is a cool product. Around here, we call it undercoating and buy it at Autozone for 1/10 of what the infomercial sells it for.

11 Dec 2012 01:21 PM
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grimlock1972     
Hold my beer and watch this thread?

11 Dec 2012 01:22 PM
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The Jami Turman Fan Club     
FORE! *blam*

11 Dec 2012 01:28 PM
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Sean M     

akula: Interesting. I wondered if it was possible to punch a hole through a water tower with a firearm. Guess so... I expected the steel of the tank to be too thick for that to work.


TFA has a nice picture of water streaming out the side of the tower. Almost funny to see, if it weren't real.

11 Dec 2012 01:29 PM
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AirForceVet    [TotalFark]  

Rufus Lee King: AirForceVet: He should have gone for seagulls, as in protection from their pooping runs.

You mean, shoot a birdie?

[t2.gstatic.com image 259x194]


LOL! GREAT FOLLOW-UP! THANKS!

11 Dec 2012 01:30 PM
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akula    [TotalFark]  

Farce-Side: quite possibly a .308 caliber rifle, a caliber popular with long range varmint hunters.


Very true. Didn't think of dropping a zero from the middle... .308 is indeed a very popular round, but it's still overkill for coyotes.

11 Dec 2012 01:45 PM
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stampylives     
image from article: www2.tbo.com 

omfg he knocked over the tower!

11 Dec 2012 01:54 PM
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OnlyM3     
akula [TotalFark]
2012-12-11 01:45:51 PM

Farce-Side: quite possibly a .308 caliber rifle, a caliber popular with long range varmint hunters.

Very true. Didn't think of dropping a zero from the middle... .308 is indeed a very popular round, but it's still overkill for coyotes.

The article reads 308 now, with an update timestamp.

11 Dec 2012 01:55 PM
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martid4    [TotalFark]  
I'm farting like crazy.

11 Dec 2012 02:00 PM
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Publikwerks    [TotalFark]  

stampylives: image from article: [www2.tbo.com image 472x354] 

omfg he knocked over the tower!


Came here for this.

11 Dec 2012 02:03 PM
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Insatiable Jesus     
akula: Farce-Side: quite possibly a .308 caliber rifle, a caliber popular with long range varmint hunters.

Very true. Didn't think of dropping a zero from the middle... .308 is indeed a very popular round, but it's still overkill for coyotes.


I used to kill them as a kid in Nebraska for money. The local Conklin for a while would give you two dollars for every left ear you brought in. Used a 30.06 but .22LR worked too.

11 Dec 2012 02:11 PM
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akula    [TotalFark]  

OnlyM3: akula [TotalFark]
2012-12-11 01:45:51 PM

Farce-Side: quite possibly a .308 caliber rifle, a caliber popular with long range varmint hunters.

Very true. Didn't think of dropping a zero from the middle... .308 is indeed a very popular round, but it's still overkill for coyotes.
The article reads 308 now, with an update timestamp.


Indeed. That makes sense. The .308 bullet profile would lend itself to that (pistol calibers, for the benefit of those unfamiliar with them, tend to have pretty blunt bullets- not good for penetration) and has enough power to punch through thinner sheet steels.

11 Dec 2012 02:12 PM
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Hot Carl To Go     
Can't they drop someone in the top to weld a patch underwater? I am not feeling the need for draining. I am referencing my fark degree in engineering for this proposition

11 Dec 2012 03:16 PM
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Deep Contact     
img.bhs4.com

11 Dec 2012 03:19 PM
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Jim DiGriz     
Hot Carl To Go: Can't they drop someone in the top to weld a patch underwater? I am not feeling the need for draining. I am referencing my fark degree in engineering for this proposition


You sound like the perfect person for the job! How long can you hold your breath?



/sorry, i don't normally stoop to the personal attack jokes. :)

11 Dec 2012 03:24 PM
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akula    [TotalFark]  

Hot Carl To Go: Can't they drop someone in the top to weld a patch underwater? I am not feeling the need for draining. I am referencing my fark degree in engineering for this proposition


It may just be cheaper to drain it, then they can do any needed maintenance while they're in there. All while sticking this moron for the bill.

11 Dec 2012 03:42 PM
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Hot Carl To Go     

Jim DiGriz: Hot Carl To Go: Can't they drop someone in the top to weld a patch underwater? I am not feeling the need for draining. I am referencing my fark degree in engineering for this proposition


You sound like the perfect person for the job! How long can you hold your breath?



/sorry, i don't normally stoop to the personal attack jokes. :)


Ha. They should worry more about me peeing in the water while I'm in there!

11 Dec 2012 04:11 PM
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ski9600     
At the course in Buena Vista, CO you can try to bypass the doglegg over the water "bunker". You'd better try a driver or three wood with a nice fade. Link

/the big white thing is the water tank
//better off with a hard nine iron

11 Dec 2012 04:29 PM
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MythDragon     
www2.tbo.com
Did he get the cameraman too?

11 Dec 2012 05:03 PM
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MythDragon     
They drained the entire farking tank? The hell for?

11 Dec 2012 05:06 PM
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Sid_6.7    [TotalFark]  
Customers will not be affected by the leak because the city has three other tanks that are working and the city has optimal water levels, officials said.

"Optimal", or "sufficient"? If the levels are now optimal, it sounds like they should leave the damaged tank alone, right?

11 Dec 2012 07:23 PM
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G.I.R.B.     

Rufus Lee King: TheGreatGazoo: Guess the city workers need to go to the 'As Seen on TV' store at the mall and get some Mighty Putty.

Nah. This stuff will take care of it. You can even make a rowboat out of a screen door, or something like that.

[wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net image 485x384]


Oh for FSM's sake would everyone STOP using this shiat!!ELEVENTY!!! (except as undercoating, which is what it is)

It takes forever to scrape/chisel this crap off so we professionals can do a proper repair.

11 Dec 2012 11:41 PM
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jmadisonbiii     
i780.photobucket.com

He was probably after gophers.

12 Dec 2012 12:04 AM
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Drammach     
Until we can determine the extent of the damages.

Uhmmm. A bullet hole.
That's it.

12 Dec 2012 04:41 AM
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