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metalman
10-20-07, 12:37 AM
this happens to me sometimes.
Flaming squirrel ignites car in Bayonne (http://www.nj.com/hudsoncountynow/index.ssf/2007/10/flaming_squirrel_ignites_car_i.html)

by N. Clark Judd Thursday October 18, 2007, 7:29 PM



It's Rocky the Frying Squirrel!
A kamikaze squirrel fell from the sky and detonated a Bayonne woman's car yesterday, police said today.


Lindsey Millar, 23, and her brother, Tony, 22, were both home Wednesday at about 12:45 p.m. when Lindsey's car suddenly started burning outside their 42nd Street home.


Tony Millar said firefighters told them it was the work of a buck-toothed saboteur that had been gnawing on overhead power lines connected to a transformer directly above the 2006 Toyota Camry.


"The squirrel chewed through the wire, was set on fire, fell down directly to where the car was," Tony Millar said. "The squirrel, on fire, slid into the engine compartment and blew up the car.

Andreuccio
10-22-07, 11:48 AM
Great story, Metalman.

One of the funniest things I've ever heard was The Squirrel Cop story on This American Life. It's available here:

http://www.thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?episode=115

and starts towards the end of minute 19. At 14 minutes long, it's well worth the listen. Highly recommended.

GRG55
10-25-07, 03:37 AM
this happens to me sometimes.
Flaming squirrel ignites car in Bayonne (http://www.nj.com/hudsoncountynow/index.ssf/2007/10/flaming_squirrel_ignites_car_i.html)

by N. Clark Judd Thursday October 18, 2007, 7:29 PM



It's Rocky the Frying Squirrel!
A kamikaze squirrel fell from the sky and detonated a Bayonne woman's car yesterday, police said today.


Lindsey Millar, 23, and her brother, Tony, 22, were both home Wednesday at about 12:45 p.m. when Lindsey's car suddenly started burning outside their 42nd Street home.


Tony Millar said firefighters told them it was the work of a buck-toothed saboteur that had been gnawing on overhead power lines connected to a transformer directly above the 2006 Toyota Camry.


"The squirrel chewed through the wire, was set on fire, fell down directly to where the car was," Tony Millar said. "The squirrel, on fire, slid into the engine compartment and blew up the car.

Here's a somewhat more successful squirrel venture. Enjoy! :D
http://www.maniacworld.com/squirrel-obstacle-course.html