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Old 04-19-2012, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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this is hilarious puts fast & furious to shame

Boss: Driver took wrong turn into Juárez with load of ammo - El Paso Times
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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May not have been intended for the cartels down there, but I would bet it winds up in their hands now.

I too made that wrong turn into Juarez once, several years ago (pre-9/11). When they asked "where are you coming from?", I said "over there!", pointing north of the border. They laughed and let us through.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was wondering what was taking so long. Looks like I'll have to wait till next weekend to go to the range.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Poor guy. I made a wrong turn off a on ramp bridge and ended up on a military base near LA after stopping for gas. I asked the guard if I could turn around and I actually had to drive about 50 yards in to do so. They were out of the shack watching me the whole time.

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Ha, I did the same thing at that Marine base outside of San Diego.
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I did that going from Bahrain to Saudi.....on purpose of course. I got to drive across the causeway into Saudi Arabia, turn around and drive back to Bahrain. A few days later we did it again with a different buddy driving.

Exciting times in Bahrain!! We lived on the edge

But what's even worse is driving up the Jersey Turnpike to NY and getting off on the exit before the exit you wanted and it costing you 25 bucks.....for less than a half mile.
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I'd have to check a map to see if I was near San Diego. I was on my way back from LA with SN95 spindles and a Cougar limited slip pumpkin to Yuma where my wife was staying with a friend. All I remember is there were several exotic cars at the gas station (and I was the only one staring) and I ate at a Denny's like place right next to the base (might have been Denny's). Fortunately since I knew I was going to the land of fruits and nuts me and my car were un-Arizonified (at least the first pass).

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Old 04-20-2012, 11:06 AM   #8 (permalink)
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It's funny how people on the net are getting all conspiratorial about this. 6 pallets of ammo going to Phoenix. . . Cabella's in Glendale or Bass Pro Shop in Mesa will park those on the floor between the camo and coyote lure for the weekend without even bothering to stock the shelves.

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I've only taken a major wrong turn a couple of times.

Once was with the family. We pulled off looking for an advertised McDonalds, took a wrong turn, and ended up at the gate to JPL. Same thing, we had to go onto the installation in order to turn around as we had a 35 foot 5th wheel behind us. The guards called us an escort vehicle and we had to go way in to where there was a culdasac to turn around. It was where the employee busses turn around apparently. Anyway, I think it helped that I had two young kids with me to ease their minds a bit, but it was a fun adventure. The Mickey Ds was just about 2 miles in the other direction.

The other time I was driving a race car semi in the "deep south". We pulled off to go to an advertised White Castle, as the directions said, but there was no restaurant.

No place for us to turn the rig around either, so we headed up the frontage road. So picture this. Two very white guys, in a sparklingly beautiful semi with pictures of race cars on the sides passing houses that were falling down with cars planted in the front yards, and all the "darker skinned" locals sitting on their porches with 40s in their hands(the beers, not guns) staring at us as we drove by!

Needless to say, we didn't ask for directions, and we didn't stop until we got back on the freeway.

After this incident, and another one in El Paso Texas the boss encouraged us to carry when we traveled.
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It's funny how people on the net are getting all conspiratorial about this.

Shoot I've had seven or eight thousand rounds in the back seat of my truck on several occasions. In fact when I donated a '90 Escort wagon to a charity I went through it first and found an ammo can full of .308 that I'd forgotten about for a couple years.
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