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Chainsaw suicide???
« on: December 23, 2004, 06:34:21 PM »
I hope they don't start trying to ban chainsaws with bars under 18"!  This guy is pretty crazy!  He apparently went for his neck to try to behead himself.

http://www.klkntv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2726500

A lengthy stand-off held Grand Island Police and the State Patrol SWAT team at bay for nearly 7 hours, before it ended in one Grand Island man killing himself. Tuesday night, Grand Island Police were trying to arrest 40-year-old Paul Smidt on a federal warrant for felony possession of a fire arm. When authorities arrived, they say Smidt was armed with a chain saw and refused to let officers inside the barricaded bathroom of his lawn care business. The stand-off ended when Smidt turned the chain saw on himself

Just two months ago, Smidt was involved in a similar stand-off. Police and SWAT Team units were called his home. Inside, he was holding his estranged wife Lois Smidt, at gunpoint. She later escaped, while authorities used K9 units to bring Smidt into custody.

A grand jury will now investigate Smidt's death, which is required under state law.

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Re: Chainsaw suicide???
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2004, 06:59:49 AM »
 :o  Now that's determination ::)
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Re: Chainsaw suicide???
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2004, 05:01:12 PM »
He must have just lost his head.

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Re: Chainsaw suicide???
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2004, 05:57:16 AM »
Now I suppose we will have to equip our saws with seat belts and air bags once the Naderites find out. At least this fruit loop won't cause any more problems.
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Re: Chainsaw suicide???
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2005, 03:40:10 PM »
what else is there to say but "ouch"


he had to feel the first cuts.... YIKES!!!!!!
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Re: Chainsaw suicide???
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2005, 08:51:58 PM »


I can just see it coming..Canadian Government passes laws for Chainsaw registry. Ought to coast a billion at least. :(
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Re: Chainsaw suicide???
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2005, 10:29:45 PM »
But think of the benefits, a whole new pyramid of civil? servants to administer it

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Re: Chainsaw suicide???
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2005, 11:16:09 PM »
Does this mean you'll have to wait 3 days now, before you can pick your new chainsaw up?

Seriously, though, that would take some doing!

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Re: Chainsaw suicide???
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2005, 03:21:51 PM »
just the whole logistics of holding the saw and doing it.....

some people are just dumb like that I guess.....
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