From the ‘What were they thinking file?’ we bring you two examples of dangerous hauling.
First up is a mini-van in New Hampshire that makes the Beverly Hillbillies look like seasoned movers. The top of this Honda Odyssey was stacked several feet high with furniture, a push broom, a step ladder, a bike and God knows what else.
A state trooper wisely pulled the van over and had them hauled off. However, as one Facebook user noted, it didn’t appear that the van was stripped of its precarious load before being placed on top of what appears to be a flatbed hauler. If that’s the case, one can only hope that someone brought along some cargo netting. (See photo below.)
“Looks like they are loading it onto a flatbed. If they got pulled over for an unsecured load, then what makes it safe to load it that way on a flatbed and tow it that way?” Bruce Poulin writes on the Facebook page for the New Hampshire State Police. “They should of made them unload it and have them rent a U-Haul!”
Next up is an unbelievable hauling job that appears to defy the laws of physics. After finding a discarded couch on the side of a road in Lexington, N.C., a determined scavenger on a scooter loaded the roadside treasure on top of his handle bars and drove it home two miles away.
The spectacle was photographed by several onlookers and eventually attracted a local TV news station that interviewed the man who had admitted using his scooter to haul TVs and other curbside finds. The news has since gone viral.
“I’ve hauled a lot of things on my scooter, but that was the biggest thing I’ve hauled,” Whittney Biggerstaff told WXII-TV. “I was surprised that I was able to do it. I don’t need two men and a truck, when you can do one man and a scooter.”
Thankfully, the guy made it home safe. But seriously, next time we hope he uses a truck or van. We’re worried that this guy may be going for a ‘fridge next or even a piano.