Truck has problem in Arkansas police dashcam footage

Originally published at: Truck has problem in Arkansas police dashcam footage | Boing Boing

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That will take a rally crew at least 45 mins to repair

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The real challenge will be replicating the problem in order to debug this.

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It’ll buff out.

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I get this on the alleged news link

Access Denied

You don’t have permission to access “http://www.5newsonline.com/article/news/local/flaming-van-rolls-downhill-nearly-striking-man-fayetteville/527-ddb2e9b8-1712-496a-9503-1a00f5735f18” on this server.

Reference #18.5c421202.1616415584.1d90b0b2

ETA using a VPN fixed it (you’d think they’d come up with a more user-informative message if they didn’t want us pesky Europeans to visit)

And go look at the news link - the dashcam footage is super-wide-screen and you can see more of the developing event in the video clips there.

Oh - and re this…

Officer Harris immediately jumped into action and got his fire extinguisher.

Sgt. Murphy, FPD Public Information Officer, said, "It was a windy and dry day, so it could’ve been really bad, and until the fire department arrived, Harris was a one-man show. I’m just happy our units responded so quickly so they could put those flames out. Firefighters need heroes and I think officer Harris was probably their hero that day.”

…the cop’s bodycam footage of him getting a fire extinguisher from his trunk clearly shows a fire truck passing in the background. Maybe it was his second fire extinguisher.

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Hell Rider GIF

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I didn’t see any trucks.

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Look into the flames… :wink:

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“Excuse me, did you know that your truck is on fire?”

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There’s nothing wrong with the truck except it’s on fire.

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Looks like a van on fire.

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I’m no mechanic, but I think that vehicle is overheating.

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van

noun

a covered vehicle, usually a large truck or trailer, used for moving furniture, goods, animals, etc.

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did not see that coming.

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“The Fayetteville Fire Department told 5NEWS they believe the fire started from the van overheating.”

Unattributed, but believed to be from FFD Chief, Captain Obvious.

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Well that was metal AF

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How very Children of Men. Certainly checks out for real-world 2020s…

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I need a gif on this.

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The dashcam caught a glimpse the the tRump administration going by. And the trailer represents the rest of us, who knew all along that it was a flaming mess but couldn’t decouple ourselves.

Poor trailer. I like trailers.

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Sing along, “The Van! The Van! The Van is on fire! We don’t need no water; let the marthafarmer burn. Burn, marthafarmer, burn.”

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