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Thread: Look At What I Found In The Road Today!

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    Look At What I Found In The Road Today!

    0400 I was heading towards the interstate when I swept around a corner at a light and my headlights moved across this in the middle of the left lane. I immediately knew what it was and pulled my semi over, put my 4 ways on and when a couple of cars swerved around it and kept going, jumped out and grabbed it. Missing 1 socket and 2 wrenches which I can pick up easy enough

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    I love it when these supposed contractors are driving around with the tailgate down or with a net across the back because the tore up the tailgate .... lose all sorts of stuff in the road.

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    With all the small-ish flatbed trucks going down the road with stuff just thrown on them,
    I'm surprised the roads aren't covered with tools and building supplies.

    Over the years, I've picked up 5-6 of those red plastic gas cans, and a really nice Igloo cooler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonp View Post
    . . . Missing 1 socket and 2 wrenches which I can pick up easy enough

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    The socket and one wrench are 10mm, and the other wrench is either 13mm or 19mm.

    Noah

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    On my way home from work one afternoon I observed a fellow who was stopped on the side of the highway picking up onions on the roadway. He was so intent on his gleaning that he stepped right in front of the pickup traveling right in front of me. In under the front bumper out the back. I leave highway treasures lay. Gp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah Zark View Post
    The socket and one wrench are 10mm, and the other wrench is either 13mm or 19mm.

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    lol, you must have been following the same guy around. 13mm wrench gone like the wind
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    I see the company service trucks with the fancy drawers flying open ,and all kinds of expensive stuff coming out.....but I also knew a guy who saw a length of heavy copper cable ,leaned out to scoop it up,instant death.

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    Funniest thing I've seen on the highway is some guy's clothing flying out the bed of his truck. Must have followed him for about 5 till we got to a light. Told him what was happening. Didn't even bat an eye. Made my turnoff, so guess even more stuff flew out. Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handloader109 View Post
    I love it when these supposed contractors are driving around with the tailgate down or with a net across the back because the tore up the tailgate .... lose all sorts of stuff in the road.

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    You wouldn't love it if what dropped in front of your vehicle was an old toilet (tank and all). Been there, didn't hit that! (Whew!)
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    SCORE........ great work,so far Ive picked up a 4foot step ladder alloy...and a morgan adjustable recoil pad......couldnt stop my pushbike fast enough to grab that one.....

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    Having worked on the road for almost 40 years with my own expensive tools, how about trying to find who it belongs to?

    I mean a Facebook/social media post to identify said item found at the spot.

    Might be a Dad trying his best to support a family with what he has.

    I never liked the gun show rip off threads. "Look what I bought for $$!!", about half what it is worth. Why cheat some one and then brag about it?

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    A few years ago I was at our local shooting range,it was early Spring and the snow was thin and melting. As I was walking out to the 200 yard line I see something sparkling out of the melting snow. I stop reach down and pull a carat and a bit more chocolate diamond wedding ring flawless.
    I think about how it might have gotten there and surmise two things, 1, the woman was shooting and was a bit cool and the ring fell off while she pulled her glove off and didnít notice. 2 her husband pissed her off and she tossed it.
    Our local paper does free lost and found ads so I posted one every month for a year,not a single call. I suspect out of state folks and just didnít realize where they might have lost it.
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    Something to think about Is that toolbox worth dying over? The amount of people on the road, is not the same as, the amount of people that know how to drive.

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    Picked up a lawnmower one day, just sitting on the side of the road. Last week headed to the range and ended up with a 10" vise-grip. Sitting in the middle of the road. Made sure no cars within a 1/2 mile before I got out of the truck.

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    I too have done my part to pick up litter & debris off the roads. In the form of tools & such. In some places,, heavy traffic will cause me to drive on by. In other places,, easy to stop & recover an item.

    There is one thing that has puzzled me for many years though.

    I often see a shoe or boot. JUST ONE. Only occasionally (maybe once every 30-40 times,) will I see a pair of shoes. And I'm not talking about a childs shoe,, I'm talking about adult shoes. A single shoe alongside the road.
    My wife & a few of my friends have made a joke about that "One legged guy, going around throwing away the one shoe he can't use."

    How the heck does a person lose one shoe?

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    I have found half loads of lumber... local modular home manufacturer is notorious for losing parts of loads and they just leave it lay. I saw one of their trucks lose a load, stopped. Called the factory 15 miles away and told them... "It's yours if you clear it off the road". So I loaded it into my van and went on to work. When I got home and sorted it all I had enough lumber for half the 12x16 shed I built. Ran into the plant manager one day at work(casino) and asked him. His answer? "It costs us more to send a crew out and disrupt production than it costs in lumber loss." They just file an insurance claim with the trucking company and call it good.

    I have found tools including a 10 ton high lift jack that nobody claimed after I posted a found ad, grain scoop shovels are common(MN snow shovel!), ratchet straps galore, usually to beat up from the ratchet getting dragged down the road a few miles...

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    and I thought I lived dangerously peeling wheel weights out of the asphalt along the highway exit ramps through Georgia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nazgul View Post
    Having worked on the road for almost 40 years with my own expensive tools, how about trying to find who it belongs to?

    I mean a Facebook/social media post to identify said item found at the spot.

    Might be a Dad trying his best to support a family with what he has.

    I never liked the gun show rip off threads. "Look what I bought for $$!!", about half what it is worth. Why cheat some one and then brag about it?

    Don
    I see your first point, but not the second. But when posting these ads, don't give any pics, make them identify the item, too many unscrupulous people out there. As to the second point; If someone gives me a price on something, I don't care how they arrived at said price, if I want the item and think the price is good, I will buy it, if I think it's too high and feel I can haggle a better price, I will do that too. Yea, I may say I stole it, but price is relative, what I think my items are worth may not be what others think it should be, but nobody is forced to buy them.
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    I found $17,000 dollars in a roadside ditch once. After a yearlong police investigation I got to keep it!

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