Ramsey man drives down highway, three young girls ride behind on flatbed [VIDEO]

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You'd hope it'd go without saying, but this is not okay.
What the hell, people.

SEE ALSO: Susan McCarty of Edina made nephew, 11, ride in trunk, didn't want to get Lexus' seats wet

Yesterday, we told you about Susan McCarty, the Edina woman who made her nephew ride in the trunk of her Lexus because she was concerned he might get the leather seats wet. Now comes news of a Ramsey man who apparently thought it was acceptable to drive down a busy four-lane highway while pulling three young girls sitting on a flatbed, wedged between kayaks.

The Ramsey Police Department decided to release the video in hopes that folks will see it and think twice before doing anything remotely close to this stupid.

Here's the footage:



You gotta love how the driver responds with "Really?" when the officer tells him a colleague wanted to haul his ass to jail. As if it's no big deal to drive down a bustling highway with three helpless young girls exposed to fate's tender mercies.

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paigetastic
paigetastic

Seriously!  Anyone who defends this guy is an absolute IDIOT!  Of course we rode our bikes without helmets and rode in the back of station wagons, but I personally was never in the back of a pick-up strapped in between two kayaks.......I'm sorry, but the police officer is exactly right.  What if he would have blown a tire???  What if some moron (which there are many bad drivers in Ramsey) would have side swept him, or what if the girls in the back of the truck had distracted other drivers???  Which they obviously did, considering someone called 911 and reported this dumb twatlord for doing it.  Again I say, if you defend this guy then you are a bigger dumbass than he is.  Honestly, this is almost worse than the trunk lady........these girls would have been killed a lot quicker than the kid rolling around in the trunk.........but one thing remains true - you can't fix stupid.

Brandon Helland
Brandon Helland

They are between strapped down objects... I remember riding in the back of station wagons that had the seats in the very back facing backwards.. anyone remember those... totally unsafe if rear ended... people nowadays need to chill out... I rode my bike without a helmet too.. "omg end of world"

Rose Vanyo
Rose Vanyo

I grew up in rural Colorado and as I stated on the blog page I would never think that I could leave a load unsecured of ANY kind on the back of my flatbed truck while driving down the freeway, this is just a ludicrous argument and it lumps "rednecks" into A "dumbass" category that is unfit! precious cargo here people, I wouldn't do it with a horse or a cow for risk of damaging livestock WTH would I do it as a "redneck" with children HELLO!

lysmypatron
lysmypatron

*one was traveling Not you specifically, sorry

lysmypatron
lysmypatron

Come on now, rural vs city? I grew up in the country too and I'm not ignorant enough to think that driving on a freeway is comparable to a country road. The fact alone that you were traveling at a different speed is only one reason in a large of reasons why this would logically be a bad idea. What about the sheer volume of traffic and amount of other drivers on the road? I'm not dimwitted enough to think that I can leave a couple of round bails of hay not tied down to the back of my flatbed either, I wouldn't lump that into the category of because I'm from the country and now live in the city though

Chris Haglund
Chris Haglund

Seriously who doesn't or hasn't done this, That dads eyes were on the kids the whole time more than anything. I grew up in northern suburb and think this is fucking ridiculous.

mark.gisleson
mark.gisleson

This is nothing like the kid in the trunk story. This is a rural vs city thing. The girls in that picture look a lot like many pictures of my two brothers and me at that age.

 

Growing up in the country we rode in the backs of pick up trucks, on flatbed wagons, standing on the back of a tractor, etc. But for that kind of transportation, you were usually going 20 mph to 40 mph.

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