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Posted: 9/29/2004 9:03:12 PM EST
Do you stop and get it?

I didnt want to hijack the Freegan thread about grabage eaters.


I'll stop and get stuff on the side of the road sometimes.
Free cables (I can use that)
Free old alumium grill (I can sell that)
Free filing cabnet (I can shoot that)
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:04:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Do you stop and get it?




Yes, if I am hungry




SGatr15
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:04:44 PM EST
Umm, roadkill
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:05:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Do you stop and get it?

I didnt want to hijack the Freegan thread about grabage eaters.


I'll stop and get stuff on the side of the road sometimes.
Free cables (I can use that)
Free old alumium grill (I can sell that)
Free filing cabnet (I can shoot that)



I don't know why, but that made me laygh my ass off.
Dry humor, I guess.

If taxman was on the side of the road, would you pick him up? (what would you do with him if you did?)
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:05:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Do you stop and get it?




Yes, if I am hungry

nerve.fugacious.net/drf/archives/FreeCat.jpg


SGatr15


So how long did you eat for?
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:05:35 PM EST
lol, I knew that image was coming. But my dad and grandfather would pick up cables and tools and shit they'd find on the road quite frequently.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:05:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Do you stop and get it?




Yes, if I am hungry

nerve.fugacious.net/drf/archives/FreeCat.jpg


SGatr15



I have gotten the deer off the side of the road before.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:06:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By wheelow:
lol, I knew that image was coming. But my dad and grandfather would pick up cables and tools and shit they'd find on the road quite frequently.




Every time the car messes up and I got to walk down the street I normally find a socket or 2. I also look at lottery tickets, some people throw out the winning ones
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:07:12 PM EST
Shit ya...drive a van as a company car...and have a pick-up as my personal ride...plenty of room...always looking for stuff.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:07:45 PM EST
I can feed my family of four a nice dinner for each cat kill..


SGatr15
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:07:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 9:11:25 PM EST by MatthewDaugherty]
I will save turtles trying to cross roads. As a kid I use to have some Box Turtles and Gopher Turtles as pets. I always had a soft spot in my heart for turtles. Animals are cool, unless they have been flatened and baked in the road. And then its "Buzzards got to eat same as worms".
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:09:01 PM EST
Depends on how busy the road is and quality of the merchandise.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:10:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By wheelow:
lol, I knew that image was coming. But my dad and grandfather would pick up cables and tools and shit they'd find on the road quite frequently.




Every time the car messes up and I got to walk down the street I normally find a socket or 2. I also look at lottery tickets, some people throw out the winning ones



I heard about someone finding a plain black trashbag on the side of the road with a cool million or so in it. Most likely a lame urban legend though.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:12:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By wheelow:

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By wheelow:
lol, I knew that image was coming. But my dad and grandfather would pick up cables and tools and shit they'd find on the road quite frequently.




Every time the car messes up and I got to walk down the street I normally find a socket or 2. I also look at lottery tickets, some people throw out the winning ones



I heard about someone finding a plain black trashbag on the side of the road with a cool million or so in it. Most likely a lame urban legend though.



my mom knew someone who found some money kinda like that, It had gotten misplaced for somewhere in transport.

They had a fun week or so, after that they got a trip to jail.

Not sure of all details
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:25:20 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:25:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 9:27:02 PM EST by wheelow]
hah, that's real gay about them going to jail
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:28:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
I can feed my family of four a nice dinner for each cat kill..


SGatr15



The Roadkill Cafe: You kill 'em, we grill 'em!
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:28:30 PM EST
I once found $1500.00 in an unmarked envelope on the side of the road once, just riding my mountain bike. bought my first jeep with it too, a 65 CJ5 with a 304 V8 and a 3 speed. fun jeep, rust bucket though
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 10:27:02 PM EST
I pick up bungee cords, the good rubber ones. Have also picked up tools.

S.O.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 10:36:19 PM EST
You guys are right about finding tools along side the road. My father use to run alot along local roads and found wrenches, sockets, screw drivers and so on all the time. I think he even found several wallets too.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 10:39:18 PM EST
When I was about 10 my grandparents and I found a long canvass bag filled with a few pipes and a REALLY old bolt action rifle. Kinda funny - I had forgotten about it until now. I'll have to take a picture of the thing next time I'm in WY. Maybe you guys can ID it for me.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 10:55:58 PM EST
I have never found anything worth a damn. a friend of the family found a bank bag with $15,000 in it. he called the police department and reported it as found. turns out it was some little old lady was taking some money from her church to the bank. she put the bag on top of her car and forgot about it. she was very thankful that he turned it in.

My father in law picks up freshly hit roadkill and sticks it in the freezer. when he gets some extra money he gets it mounted at the local taxidermist.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 11:02:10 PM EST
Yup, tools, coats, sleeping bags, tow chain, an old ben pearson recurve bow.
Best find was a 14 foot fiberglass Coleman canoe, but I turned it in since it had registration numbers.
Also found a nice mountain bike, that was a fight though, had some idiot in spandex chase me a mile!
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 11:03:45 PM EST
Well after a backpack with $480,000 was found along side the road north of here I have to say that it gets tempting.

MT
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 11:04:58 PM EST
prostitutes
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 11:06:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kooter:
My father in law picks up freshly hit roadkill and sticks it in the freezer. when he gets some extra money he gets it mounted at the local taxidermist.




This entire thread is a goldmine for Jeff Foxworthy, especially this little gem. "You might be a redneck if..."

Link Posted: 9/29/2004 11:06:30 PM EST
I find trash bags along the road occasionally. If I see them, I stop and open them up. Always wanted to be the guy that found a hacked up corpse so I could get my mug on the news. So far, no luck, but I have an awesome beer can collection as an ancillary benefit.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 11:14:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 11:17:31 PM EST by inferno715]
i found a power drill this spring. i have a nicer one (dewalt) so i wasn't going to keep it. luckily on the box was the guys phone# for his business. i called it and he came and picked it up. he gave me $20 for finding it for him.

i've picked up other stuff here and there..i've found a couple winning lottery tickets but no high winners yet.

what i'm waiting for is to find a nice Mp5 that a cop left on top of his squad. i'd go blast the shit out of it before turning it in. or if i felt really evil...i'd cut the receiver and have a nice parts kit. i've read a couple stories about similar findings, lucky bastards!
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 11:20:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 11:36:28 PM EST
If I think I might be able to use it, sell it, eat it, screw it or shoot it I stop and pick it up. Not a whole lot of luck so far tho.

Best find was a brand new Buck sheath knife in an empty 12-pack box of beer I picked up at the end of my folk's driveway.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 11:42:59 PM EST
I forgot I found a case of beer in a parking lot once.

Its was Busch Non alocholic though, I took it back in a store, said I had grabbed the wrong kind and swapped it.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 11:46:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:
I forgot I found a case of beer in a parking lot once.

Its was Busch Non alocholic though, I took it back in a store, said I had grabbed the wrong kind and swapped it.


You bastard, haha
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 11:47:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 11:48:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
My car ran out of gas a few months ago on I20 about thirty miles east of Atlanta (I know the gauge said empty why didn't I stop?). I had to walk about a mile and a half up the interstate to a filling station. As I walked down the side of the road I could not believe the amount of stuff there, hubcaps for every car you have ever heard of (I found two like new ones that were a perfect match for my Neon), and all kinds of other car parts, I saw two complete rearends, brakes and everything.


Lmao the brake thing would scare me. Some mother is running around with out any pads.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 1:37:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 1:37:35 AM EST by Burley]
I once found a used vibrator on the side of the road. Pulled over to take some photos of a railroad trestle and there it was, about 5' off the pavement.

And no, I didn't pick it up.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:03:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 2:33:48 AM EST by MC_Man]
Tools and such. Waiting in traffic while riding my motorcycle allows me to find some goodies. A 6-inch long Craftsman screwdriver flew by me one day. Stopped later to pick it up. Exchanged it at Sears for a straight one.
Oddest tool I found was a very large aluminum open-end wrench with a 41/4" opening and almost two feet long. Wish I knew what it was designed for.
Have also found working cell phones. One was a Nextel, so I paged someone on it. Some lady asks, "Who has my phone?" Told her what happened and that she can get it any time she wants. She drove 20 miles out of her way to get it... she owned a lawn maintenance company.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:05:19 AM EST
I saw one of those things they use for surveying one day, I didnt get back for probaly 30 min by then it was gone, could have made a nice rifle tripod I bet
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:20:10 AM EST
I was living in the Texas Panhandle years ago. One day I spotted a box on the side of the road that looked as if it had something in it. I stopped and found a brand new, albeit inexpensive vacuum cleaner. When I got back to my office, I noticed that the name of the store, the Sears in Clovis, NM, was stamped on the side. I called the store and told them what I had found and where. They checked their records and started calling people who had bought that model in the past day or so asking them how their new cleaners were working. One little Mexican lady told them they had lost theirs out of the back of their pickup on the way home. Their route home went right past where I had found the cleaner. They told the couple that a man in Hereford had their cleaner and they could go get it. She came by my office and my wife and secretary gave her the cleaner. She was so happy.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:21:59 AM EST
They've got a word for that, Jules.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:22:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By SorryOciffer:
I pick up bungee cords, the good rubber ones. Have also picked up tools.

S.O.



+1 on the bungee cords..those damn things are everywhere. Fall off trucks I assume.
Have saved at least $50 bucks picking up basically brand new ones.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:37:03 AM EST
This is funny , my 5 year old son and I have a game when we drive down the road we will take turns pointing out garbage along side the road and asking each other if they want it. For instance" Hey Daddy, do you want that old shoe?""Naw, you can have it"" Hey Adam, do you want that tire?"I have found a couple of good things along side the raod. I just can't remember what they were.Take care.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:20:01 AM EST
Here in AZ about a year ago some clean up workers found an ammo can on the side of the highway with 2 pistols in it. They were in bad shape and turned up as stolen. The good news is that the workers who turned them in to their supervisor were AZ DOC prisoners on a chain gang.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:22:01 AM EST
Tools, cd's, porn, lumber, and money. I found $20 one day while working on a crew for the power company but I had to buy the first round when we got back to the motel.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:27:56 AM EST
My Grandpa used top work for the Kansas DOT around Cimarron and he used to find all kinds of stuff along the highways. He found baseball bats, money, wallets, knives, more tools than you can shake a stick at, clothes, vehicle parts, glasses, books, you name it. He even found a shotgun used in a bank robbery one time. When my grandparents died, we had all kinds of tools and stuff to go through. Most of them came from the alongside the highways of Kansas.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:46:07 AM EST
I'm not above that, or grabbing stuf from the curb on trash day. Some folks toss really good stuff, and I've considered becoming a professional flea market dude...just with trash pickings.

Found lots of tools on the side of the road, nothing earth shattering.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:04:37 AM EST
My wife's late grandfather was the champion of road treasures.

The story goes that one day, one of the local constables stopped him walking down the road several miles out of town in the country. He was dragging along a heavy length of chain with a 5 gallon bucket attached to the other end. The officer asked him what was in the bucket, and he opened it up to show him.

A 5 gallon bucket of pickles had fallen off a truck and he found it.

Ever since then Charlie's pickle bucket story is good for a laugh at family events.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:11:12 AM EST
Lots of cool stuff.

A double barrel shotgun, a 2 shot derringer,lots of chain, a bucket full of snap on tools, and, yes, a deer. The deer was still warm when I skinned it, MMmmmmmm good!
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:21:04 AM EST

Found a cheap newsprint swingers magazine once. I was driving by at like 70 mph, and one of the pages flipped up in the wind, and the boobies caught my eye from like 100 yards away. I stopped to see what it was, but it was way too weird to keep.

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:24:37 AM EST
Found a couple chain binders and a new vaughn hammer. Thats it.
CH
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:25:00 AM EST
I heard a guy on a call in show who was State road worker who said they found dope all the time and once he found several grand in a bag.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:29:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By ar-wrench:
Lots of cool stuff.

A double barrel shotgun, a 2 shot derringer,lots of chain, a bucket full of snap on tools, and, yes, a deer. The deer was still warm when I skinned it, MMmmmmmm good!




I too have partaken of fresh road kilt venison, Jed and Granny Clampet would be proud!!

(This was nice mulie doe back in NM, I wouldn't eat an AZ desert deer if my life depended on it)
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