Skip to comments.Frozen Turkey Saves Couple From Burning Car
Posted on 11/22/2005 6:46:22 AM PST by Samwise
MAYWOOD, Ill. -- An elderly Illinois couple is hospitalized after being rescued from their burning car by a man who used his Thanksgiving turkey to break the windows.
Mark Copsy said he rushed to help John and Juliana Brani, of Northlake, Ill., when he saw their car filling with smoke after it crashed into a curb Sunday afternoon.
Copsy couldn't open the door and couldn't break the windows with his hands or feet, so the 20-pound frozen turkey had to do.
Police and others who arrived helped pull the elderly couple from the car. They're reported in critical condition.
There's a Les Nessman joke here somewhere.
How's the turkey?
Flamey the turkey says "Remember, only you can prevent auto fires"
Gives new meaning to the term "bird strike".
Smoked Turkey... (yum)
The turkeys are hitting the car windows like bags of wet cement! Oh the humanity!!!!
already nicely roasted, thankyouverymuch ...
Thank goodness he didn't buy fresh-killed.
To the turkey... Well done.
One of my all-time favorite shows. :^)
Oh it will be.
Everyone should carry a window breaking tool in the car. It's basically a sharp pointed metal rod on a spring. You release the spring, the point contacts the glass with speed and force, and the impact breaks the window.
Here's one of many of these tools, this one's only $10:
Probably burnt on the outside and still frozen or raw in the inside!!
He gave his live for a noble cause.
As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
The FAA has a device for testing the strength of windshields on airplanes. They point this thing at the windshield of the aircraft and shoot a dead chicken at about the speed the aircraft normally flies at it. If the windshield doesn't break, it's likely to survive a real collision with a bird during flight.
The British had recently built a new locomotive that could pull a train faster than any before it. They were not sure that its windshield was strong enough so they borrowed the testing device from the FAA, reset it to approximate the maximum speed of the locomotive, loaded in the dead chicken, and fired. The bird went through the windshield, broke the engineer's chair, and made a major dent in the back wall of the engine cab.
They were quite surprised with this result, so they asked the FAA to check the test to see if everything was done correctly. The FAA checked everything and suggested that they might want thaw the chicken first and repeat the test.
When I heard this on the radio, I thought that's pretty funny. But then the reporter said the firemen on the scene thought the rescuer actually used a fire extinguisher. I wouldn't doubt this makes it on Jay Leno.
Those will make great Christmas gifts for my girl friends. We do a gift exchange every year with a $10 limit. We all have children and this will be perfect. Thanks for the link!
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