Don't Do This!
This page posts select "Don't Do This!" tales from the
as somewhat of a public service.
I did not realize that the accumulation of beer cans was a common problem, with the return deposit in some states and incentives to recycle. After reading the news article below last week (Sept. '07), I realized that this may be a big problem. Also below is the first episode of this problem that I saw. I have posted pictures to help you determine if you have a similar problem!
note - notice the brand loyality.
Beer Cans Block Ohio Man's Escape Fom Burning House-- A Cincinnati area man who died in a house fire early Wednesday morning may have survived if his escape had not been blocked by a large pile of beer cans. Fire crews were called to the home near Cincinnati before 6 a.m. and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the structure. "My daughter woke me up because her bedroom is over in the front of the house and she seen the flames on her window," Wayne Kendrick said Firefighters initially said no one was hurt, but one person, Robert McCarty, 37, was unaccounted for. Crews working inside the home found McCarty's body shortly after 10 a.m., and investigators said his exit was blocked by a 5-foot tall stack of beer cans. A caller to 911 said he couldn't get the door open. Caller: "Yeah I tried to kick the front door open. It feels like something is in front of the door. I kicked the lock open but I can't get the door all the way open and nobody responded. " 911 Operator: "It feels like something is in front of the door?" Caller: "Yeah." Damage to the home was extensive and estimated at $70,000. The cause of the fire was determined to be an overloaded circuit breaker.
70,000 Empty Beer Cans in Townhouse
A SINGLE GUY LIVED IN THIS TOWNHOUSE
FOR 8 YEARS IN OGDEN, UTAH. THEY THOUGHT HE WAS THE BEST RENTER BECAUSE HE NEVER
CALLED OR COMPLAINED AND WAS NEVER LATE ON A PAYMENT. THESE PICTURES DON'T EVEN
COME CLOSE TO WHAT IT REALLY LOOKED LIKE.
All this, yet, you still don't see any dust or scattered clothes or any dirty dishes anywhere. Other than having a minor drinking problem, he was basically a very clean, organized person. Add to this he was concerned about his health, proved by the fact that he drank a "Light" beer. Most of us would probably be hard-pressed to find the time to collect (or buy) as many beer cans as are pictured here, transport them to our residence, and distribute them in various
This is a true story and verified at: http://www.snopes.com/photos/odd/beercans.asp
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