Mystery metal object fell from the sky, just missing cop's head

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Perhaps someone in the next block was firing a trebuchet?

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To me, it looks like a nose roller or caster wheel from a shipping container or steel dumpster.

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Clearly, it’s Antifa.

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I’m guessing a flat-belt idler wheel. The rounding at the edge is unusual.
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So Close Nbc 90Th Special GIF by NBC
next time…

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*snickerz

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How is Baba Yaga going to get home now?

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Cargo plane pallet roller

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(Source: The Guardian) The FAA says it believes the metal sleeve weighing 6 to 7lb came from a wing flap of a large passenger jet,

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Mysterious falling object, you say? Narrowly missed hitting a cop, you say? This clearly isn’t from an airplane, this is obviously just God saying

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The seven-pound thingamajig just missed crashing on the head of Capitol Police officer Craig Donahue.

Pics or it didn’t happen.

Also, if this fell from an aircraft it should be trivially simple to figure out which one was flying overhead around that time. FlightAware makes this fairly easy.

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That’s one of those trash can Mac Pros isn’t it?

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Mystery metal object fell from the sky, just missing cop’s head

Good grief, I need more coffee! I read this to mean that the object was just the head of a cop who was missing! :woman_facepalming:

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I appect that, when there are storms, the dam-dest of excluded, excommunicated things—things that are leprous to the faithful—are brought down—from the Super-Sargasso Sea—or from what for convenience we call the Super-Sargasso Sea—which by no means has been taken into full acceptance yet.

That things are brought down by storms, just as, from the depths of the sea things are brought up by storms. To be sure it is orthodoxy that storms have little, if any, effect, below the waves of the ocean—but—of course—only to have an opinion is to be ignorant of, or to disregard a contradiction, or something else that modifies an opinion out of distinguishability.

The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort
Chapter 8

I don’t know. This was local, and the paper yesterday said the granite sidewalk where it landed wasn’t even damaged. Seems like if it fell from a plane, that wouldn’t be the case.
The cop also said it fell pretty much straight down, which also seems unlikely if it fell off a plane.
It’s really weird, though.
There was no local follow-up today. :woman_shrugging:t2:

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(To be sure, I had the same initial read!)

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