How Would You Handle This?*UPDATE*

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by herfrds, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. herfrds

    herfrds Songster

    Jan 11, 2010
    Our county fair is starting.
    Took my 9yo DD and her lamb into town today.
    The lambs, sheep, goats, steers and heifers all share the same barn. This building was built with 4-H funds. Some animals get re-sold at the 4-H sale just for the building fund.
    Well after the pens for the sheep and goats was set up one guy just had a complete fit. No idea why other then the fact that the pens were set 4' closer to one side then the other. Found out he is the head of the beef department
    He drove up with a loader tractor and started pushing the pens, there were sheep in them.
    The head of the 4-H and the sheep department were prety ticked about.

    Well later on DD and I were standing at her lambs pen, on the end and here he came again with the tractor and pushed the pens straight into us. Didn't know he was going to do that.
    DH is ticked off about it. He wants me to point this guy out to him tomorrow. I plan on talking to the head of the 4-H.
    If nessecary I will volunteer to be the head of the beef department just to keep this guy from bullying the kids and other people.

    I plan right now just to stay away from him.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?


    Found out yesterday there was a 4-H council meeting on Tuesday night. The guy got fired.[​IMG]
    The fair board meeting was cancelled but is rescheduled. I still plan on going to that one.
    I know the new guy who is now the head of the beef department and he is much easier to work with and get along with. He would rather work with you then against you.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2010
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Prozac his coffee, drain the gas outta the back hoe and then let your hubby talk to him. OH, pat him down first too.

    Geez! What a moron!!!
  3. Okay... not only animals but human children in and around these pens and the moron aimed a back hoe at them?

    That's not just mean, that's trying to HURT living things... don't know what the exact charge would be, but there should be some legal way you can make sure this loon's (backhoe) keys are taken away.

  4. cassie

    cassie Crowing

    Mar 19, 2009
    You need to report this bozo to the fair manager ASAP. If you look you will find the main office to the fair tucked away somewhere. Emphasize that this guy is likely to hurt or kill someone with his recklessness and ask them if they really want the liability for that.
  5. herfrds

    herfrds Songster

    Jan 11, 2010
    Bozos wife is on the fairboard. I do know a couple of other members and they can't stand either of them.
    When he did the first pushing we had 3 kids in the pens with their lambs, I started yelling for them to get out because we did not know if he was going to come down to where we were all standing and push those pens too. just glad they were not in the pens he pushed first.
    He did end up in a yelling match with the 4-H head. Keeps claiming it is "his" barn.
  6. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    [​IMG] You don't even wanna know how I would handle it!

    And I'm the sane one in this family. The guy's a nut.
  7. cassie

    cassie Crowing

    Mar 19, 2009
    It might be interesting if you filed a police report for assault. Coming at someone with a large piece of motorized equipment certainly qualifies as assault. Whether wifey is on the fair board or not would not stop me from filing a complaint with the fair manager and the fair board both. Remind them about liability issues. Plus the adverse publicity if bozo injures or kills someone. If he says it is "his" barn, I think it would be fun to ask him to show you the deed. But that is me.
  8. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    Unstable people need to stay away from backhoes.

    You could have gone all Tianamin Square on him, and just stood in front of the backhoe.

    Seriously. He might have thought twice about running over 20 people.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2010
  9. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    "His" barn, huh? His animals too? I don't know what kind of pens you are talking about here (the kind I am familiar with are made of pipe panels) but they could collapse, or pop open. Somebody's animals could have gotten loose, or injured. Not to mention that people were in his line of fire, that little maneuver was inexcusably stupid! Once there were animals in those pens, they should not have been moved, unless perhaps by removing the animals and then repositioning. I believe the charge "reckless endangerment" fits what happened to you and the children, even if you didn't get hurt (when using heavy equipment, you clear the area of bystanders first, you don't remove them with the Bobcat!)

    This guy obviously has some serious anger issues. A loose cannon like that has no business in a position of responsibility. I'm not usually one to make waves, but I would complain to the manager. Unless I was satisfied that this clown was going to be kept firmly under control (off the property would be nice), I'd take my entry home. I'd also tell anyone that would listen, why I was doing it. Most fairs have been suffering from dropping attendance lately, the last thing they need is negative publicity and empty pens. If enough other parents threatened to withdraw their entries, I suspect this guy might even get banned from the fairgrounds. [Among us, my kids and I take a bunch of chickens and rabbits and whatnot to the fair every year. Our absence would definitely be felt!]
  10. dutchhollow

    dutchhollow Songster

    May 13, 2008
    SW IA
    Call your county extenstion office, around here they are in charge of the 4h stuff

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