Mail box got run over last night..

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Yetti, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Yetti

    Yetti Chillin' With My Peeps

    ...I bet they have a hell of a dent!
    mine was mounted on a well casing about 50" in the ground. they hit it hard enough they broke the pipe below ground level
  2. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2012
    Yep, they will have a major dent on their bumper.

    That sounds like a drunk driver to hit your mail box and keep driving.
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Yep, probably a drunk driver who doesn't remember what he hit.
  4. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    White plains
    Kids here make a game of hittiing them with baseball bats as they drive by.
  5. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2011
    Good thing you were not out there gettin the mail. [​IMG]
  6. GardenerGal

    GardenerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 20, 2008
    [​IMG]Whacking mailboxes with baseball bats is a regional sport here. It's the same ol' same ol' - --- kids with nothing better to do, driving around late at night looking for trouble.

    Though I once accidentally "offed" someone's mailbox. One of my schoolmates let me ride her pony one day, and as I rode by one of her neighbor's mailboxes the pony bolted and she brushed against the box and her tail got snagged on the post. She took off with me --- and the mailbox dragging from her tail down the road. Of course the box dragging from her tail and the noise it made made her panic more.

    I was bareback so all I could do is wrap my legs around her and try to rein her in. I can't remember how I finally stopped her. But I unsnagged her tail, walked her back carrying the mailbox and post, and stuck it back in the ground where it got pulled out. It was suprisingly only slightly scratched, so I kind of tiptoed away and until BYC it has been my evil secret for more than 40 years.
  7. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    Purposely smashing mailboxes is a federal offense. My brother is a brickmason, and had a really pretty one on the side of the road that the kids that were just bored and looking for trouble kept smashing with a ball bat. He cemented a 5in metal pipe in the ground, and filled the pipe with cement also. Then he proceeded to build his pretty mailbox just like he always did. It was hit only one more time,and it didn't come down, then it was never bothered again.
  8. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2010
    north of eternity
    Glenmar, I can't recall at the moment...was it you that that happened to a while back? I recall what a scary situation that was!

    Yetti, that's crazy. Big dent, oh, yeah!
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012
  9. geepy

    geepy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2009
    central FL
    The people a few blocks over had there mail box blown up. Even had the bomb squad out. Mine was smashed a couple of years ago with a baseball bat.
    I guess the kids around here are really bored.............
  10. GardenerGal

    GardenerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 20, 2008
    That is really scary. It's more than being bored, and I hope those "kids" get caught and dealt with before they escalate to something even more destructively violent.

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