Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Trade Missile Launcher For Shoes

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    indianapolis,indiana usa
    Posts
    22,818

    Trade Missile Launcher For Shoes

    Wow, What A Bargain.


    Man Exchanges Missile Launcher for Shoes

    Aug 20, 2007 09:01 AM EDT




    ORLANDO, Fla. - Police were hoping for a good turnout at their "Kicks for Guns" sneaker exchange, but they weren't expecting a surface-to-air missile launcher.

    An Ocoee man showed up and exchanged the 4-foot-long launcher for size-3 Reebok sneakers for his daughter, the Orlando Sentinel reported Friday.

    Taking advantage of the exchange's no-questions-asked policy, the man was not identified. He told the Orlando Sentinel that he found the weapon in a shed he tore down last week.

    "I didn't know what to do with it, so I brought it here," he told the newspaper. "I took it to three dumps to try to get rid of it and they told me to get lost."

    Besides the missile launcher police collected more than 250 guns. They were all exchanged for sneakers or $50 gift certificates.
    Last edited by lizbud; 08-20-2007 at 11:34 AM.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






    Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
    Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, circa 1841

  2. #2
    umm..........I'd like to see a pic of the "Surface to air missile launcher"

    Somehow I think it was either a prop, a de-milled anti-tank tube, or some other device, as shoulder fired SAM launchers are all in the 5 1/2-6 foot range.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...tory?track=rss

    found a pic.

    It's not a SAM, it's an empty tube for a TOW anti-tank missile.
    The one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind wasn't king, he was stoned for seeing light.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    indianapolis,indiana usa
    Posts
    22,818
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human
    umm..........I'd like to see a pic of the "Surface to air missile launcher"

    Somehow I think it was either a prop, a de-milled anti-tank tube, or some other device, as shoulder fired SAM launchers are all in the 5 1/2-6 foot range.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...tory?track=rss

    found a pic.

    It's not a SAM, it's an empty tube for a TOW anti-tank missile.

    Are you going to be the one telling the Orlando Police Dept or should I?
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






    Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
    Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, circa 1841

  4. #4
    If they're dumb enough to think it is a surface to air missile, let 'em be.

    (all they'd have to do to get an ID on the item is call any of the military base's EOD detachments)
    The one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind wasn't king, he was stoned for seeing light.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Kentucky, LAND OF THE EASILY AMUSED
    Posts
    24,802
    Reuters-August 20

    Washington, D.C.-

    The Democratic presidential candidates are mulling over a new strategy to end the war in Iraq.


    Guns for Gifts.

    The candidates are looking into the story of the FLorida man who traded a missle launcher for a pair of sneakers.

    "It's a great idea!", said one candidate's press manager.

    "If we can get American's to turn in missles for sneakers, what will terrorists do for an ipod? An mp3 player? Gift certificates for Hooters or Taco Bell?"

    "We might even be able to get rid of all the Micheal Vick jerseys that are gathering dust in warehouses-Terrorists don't follow American Football-any shirt with a number on it should catch their attention."
    The secret of life is nothing at all
    -faith hill

    World basketball chamopionships, football starts and a world series in October!!.

    No humans were hurt during the posting of this message.

Similar Threads

  1. "Viva Viagra " Missile
    By lizbud in forum Dog House
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-09-2008, 08:18 PM
  2. Trade With Me?
    By dukedogsmom in forum General
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 01-29-2008, 07:03 PM
  3. Ban on Dog and Cat Fur Trade
    By areias in forum Dog House
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11-25-2006, 03:56 AM
  4. Akute: Art Trade
    By slleipnir in forum General
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-20-2006, 10:37 AM
  5. Ban the trade of Dog and Cat fur in Europe!
    By wolf_Q in forum Dog General
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-10-2003, 09:51 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Copyright © 2001-2013 Pet of the Day.com