Attempted murder is right, Stewart.
As an ex-copper, I hope the DA has the guts to throw the bloody book at
whoever did this.
Feckin' morons <exits stage right, growling>
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stewart Hoehn" <sah1229@...>
To: "ratspub" <TheRatsPub@yahoogroups.com>; <RCTOO@yahoogroups.com>
Cc: "superbikes" <70sMid80sSuperBikes@yahoogroups.com>; "tbs"
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 10:52 AM
Subject: [T TBS R] Fwd: STOLEN FROM ANOTHER LIST.....
just had to pass this on
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 21:35:23 -0000
Subject: Road hazard?
I came across this article and thought I'd pass it along.
The reporter calls it a "prank." I call it attempted murder.
Plastic wrap barrier causes motorcycle crash
By DARRYL ENRIQUEZ
Posted: July 16, 2004
Town of Waukesha - Motorcyclist Daniel Buckel was within 10 feet when
he saw the potential disaster stretched across a dark and foggy rural
road just ahead.
Disbelief turned to fear, then anger, as Buckel's 2-year-old
motorcycle hit a barrier of kitchen-variety plastic wrap that was
wound thickly from traffic pole to traffic pole on opposite sides of
Guthrie Road, south of Highway I.
The clear plastic trap, which was 3 to 4 feet above the two-lane road
south of Waukesha, sent both Buckel and his passenger, girlfriend
Theresa Brzykcy, into a bloody slide across the asphalt.
"It's appalling, and it's really frightening," Brzykcy said. "What
was their intention? This should make people more aware that pranks
like that are not as harmless as they seem.
"They had done a pretty thorough job. It was wrapped around pretty
thickly," she recalled.
The malicious prank has Waukesha County sheriff's investigators
concerned because other capers involving plastic wrap occurred in the
town last year, although none was as serious as the motorcycle crash
early Tuesday, Sheriff's Detective Steve Pederson said Friday.
Investigators were planning to canvass homes near the crash site this
weekend, looking for information that will lead to a break in the
"When something like this happens someone always brags about it,"
Pederson said. "If anyone has heard anything about this or any other
incident involving (plastic) wrap, contact us.
"Maybe someone had seen this happen or removed (plastic) wrap from
other areas," he said. "We'd like to know about it."
Last year, a number of parked cars were found bound in plastic wrap
to prevent drivers from getting inside the vehicles, Pederson said.
Plastic wrap bonds together, giving it strength and making it
difficult to remove.
Pederson said investigators were unaware of other incidents of wrap
being stretched across a road.
The couple's injuries sent both to Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
Buckel, 22, of the Town of Waukesha, required 15 stitches to close a
deep gash above his right eye and also broke a finger. Brzykcy, 19,
of Brookfield, got a deep cut and bruise to her right cheek along
with other scrapes and bruises. The motorcycle was a total loss,
The 1 a.m. ride was supposed to be a short one meant to relax the
couple, who have known each other for more than a year. He had just
left his bartending job, and she was waiting for him at his family
home. Earlier she had taken his mother to a medical appointment.
Buckel said he was driving 5 mph under the 45 mph speed limit because
the motorcycle headlight had shone on deer along the road and there
was a slight haze from ground fog in the low-lying area.
"I didn't see it," Brzykcy said of the barrier. "He braked so hard I
figured it was a deer. My first hit was on him, which totally saved
me. Then, I landed on my head (on the road). Everything went white
and yellow and red, and I blacked out for a while. I woke up on my
back, laying in a driveway."
Buckel, fueled by anger and concern for Brzykcy, fought off his own
pain and called 911 on his cell phone, he said. Among the first
emergency personnel to arrive was Beckel's best friend, Scott
Sommers, a member of the Town of Waukesha Fire Department.
"I ran over to my girlfriend and looked around to see if the
pranksters were still around," Buckel said. "I didn't see anyone.
When my friend arrived, it made things a lot easier to cope with."
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