Drivers swerving to avoid cellophane on road

Full story: WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

Portage police are trying to track down whoever has been putting packing tape or cellophane wrap on a stretch of road, forcing drivers to take evasive action.

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LC in CP

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Why do we have so many stupid people out there to create such a hazard for people. They need to get a life or be locked up when their caught. the guy with the broken leg could have been killed. Our best to you for a sppedy recovery.
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Most likely they will be stupid and post their antics on YouTube and brag about it and get caught.
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have you ever followed behind a garbage truck ?
Shoeless Eluder

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I am sure if they catch the culprits who are doing this, the first words out of there mouths will be "we thought it was funny we never thought anybody would get hurt" or something to that effect.
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Aug 1, 2008
 
ronmuskegon wrote:
have you ever followed behind a garbage truck ?
Too coincidental to be a garbage truck. Too many of them. But yes, I agree that a lot of trash along the road is from garbage trucks. I know when they pick it up in front of my house they quite often have papers fly out onto the road.
I think they are in too much of a hurry.
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Probably kids.I remember when i was young we would stuff a pair of pants and shirt, hide behind a parked car, and toss it in front of a moving vehicle. good times.good times.
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whoever is doing this should be wrapped in cellophane and sat outside all day in the hot sun then rolled down a hill. im still waiting for the government to come up with a way to stop these kind of people from breeding.

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Aug 1, 2008
 
cant you only get this stuff like at a trucking comp.? Im sure this stuff isnt readily available to everybody. Why would it hurt a car to go through it? I can see a motorcycle, but maybe a stupid question. I think we all have our moments!
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The people that do this type of thing Are Not Thinking period. oh ya they think thats Funny, like sholess said, till they get caught.

we had some Kids in Byron Center throwing a substance at cars, they hit a friends classic car and the stuff ate through the paint in a matter of minutes also ruining the molding etc. Imagine if that stuff would get on you through an open window, or heaven forbid, some others from our group that were shortly behind them, with there Classic convertable (top down).
For the motorcyclist I hope they make a full recovery, and these pricks are caught & prosecuted
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Aug 1, 2008
 
Jody in Holland wrote:
cant you only get this stuff like at a trucking comp.? Im sure this stuff isnt readily available to everybody. Why would it hurt a car to go through it? I can see a motorcycle, but maybe a stupid question. I think we all have our moments!
stuff like that is available at any Hardware Or lg. grocery store. think Saran wrap etc.
reality bites

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Aug 1, 2008
 
I wish I knew something. I don't understand what is going on today with the cruel jokes that can hurt. In plainfield township that was reports of people covering cars with plasctic rap and when people got up to goto work they were unable to get in the car becasue it was covered. Again I do not understand. I sounds like youth have to much time and not enough guidence.
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Aug 1, 2008
 
Teens out to have fun and dont care who it hurts. Hope they get caught soon to avoid more accidents. Then make them volunteer in a hospital where there are crash victims. So they can realise how dumb they were. Also make them pay back the people who crashed and write a letter of apology to them.

Since: Jun 08

Holland, MI

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They should wrap those kids/people that were responsible for this in cellophane and throw them in the lake!

I HATE STUPID PEOPLE like this!

They should be charged with attempted murder!
just me

Holland, MI

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Aug 1, 2008
 
DJL wrote:
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Too coincidental to be a garbage truck. Too many of them. But yes, I agree that a lot of trash along the road is from garbage trucks. I know when they pick it up in front of my house they quite often have papers fly out onto the road.
I think they are in too much of a hurry.
Not so much in a hurry..I get people going thru the dumpsters where I live and they rip open the bags and when waste management comes to dump it you get a few papers that will go flying

It's not that hard to string something to some trees and run it across the roadway. It's mean as crap but it can be done
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No you did not stuff a dummy and toss it in front of cars, you got that idea from the movie The Good Son; dork.

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dan r wrote:
Probably kids.I remember when i was young we would stuff a pair of pants and shirt, hide behind a parked car, and toss it in front of a moving vehicle. good times.good times.
I agree...probably kid playing jokes that are not so funny or safe....I remember kids doing the same back in the old days....

I hope no one else gets hurt!

Since: Jul 08

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LawMichigander wrote:
No you did not stuff a dummy and toss it in front of cars, you got that idea from the movie The Good Son; dork.
Actually I do know kids that used to do that....but they are 40-50 now and have gr own out of it...don't you think movies get things from real life....it happens every day!!!
beatrice

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Aug 1, 2008
 
Is the cellophane in the road blowing around, or like shrink wrap stretched across the road?
Kim in gr

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Aug 1, 2008
 
This sounds intentional and it is dangerous. I hope the man on the motorcycle recovers well. As for the people doing this they need a whopping. STUPID STUPID STUPID. This world is going crazy.
Kim in gr

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Aug 1, 2008
 
Oops whooping.

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