Detroiters are stealing National Guard Humvees now?!
June 8, 2006 7:17 AM   Subscribe

Michigan National Guard Gets a Hummer Apparently, even the Michigan National Guard can't protect their vehicles from thieves in Detroit...
posted by risk (10 comments total)
From the headline I figure this would be NSFW and didn't follow the link. I wish I'd spent less time drinking in college.
posted by waxbanks at 7:55 AM on June 8, 2006 [1 favorite]

Or Canada, that's right: us Michiganders worry more about those bastard Canadian immigrants.

No offense, but I live in Windsor and when we hear what goes down across the river, we don't yearn to try to sneak in the USA.

Two Humvees stolen May 13-14 also were found; thieves used one to smash into a store to rob it. No arrests have been made.

Enterprising youth is always inspiring! Really, Detroit isn't quite as bad as its reputation, but that really sounds like Mad Max territory...
posted by crowman at 8:23 AM on June 8, 2006 [1 favorite]

yeah canada is looking better to us all the time too... i dont take the anticanada stuff seriously... besides th poster is anti tennesse too, lol
posted by risk at 8:34 AM on June 8, 2006

bleh, canadians are 100 times as anti-american as americans are anti-canadians.
posted by delmoi at 9:17 AM on June 8, 2006

yeah canada is looking better to us all the time too... i dont take the anticanada stuff seriously... besides th poster is anti tennesse too, lol

No offense taken. There's always a lot of cross-border ribbing going on in these parts. It's interesting how Metro Detroit officially recognizes Windsor as part of it's region... mostly for tourism and business purposes. It's even in Wiki. The proximity is a real bonus for both countries. I can't count how many fine bands I've seen at St. Andrews etc. There's lots of great restaurants, the DIA and on and on. And A2 is just an hour from Windsor.
posted by crowman at 9:19 AM on June 8, 2006

i realize that these are just Hum-Vees, but shouldn't it raise some eyebrows that a couple of kids were able to steal military vehicles?

i can think of a number of scenarios where having access to a military vehicle (even an unarmed one) might provide someone with the ability to impersonate an authority figure and grant them access to places they shouldn't have access to.

Isn't this kind of thing exactly what our 'increased national security' is supposed to prevent?
posted by quin at 9:31 AM on June 8, 2006

The answer to that question quin is that you do not actually have "increased national security" and that your borders are as porous as ever.

If the Feds haven't managed to stop the drug trade bringing in tons of product and several hundred thousand Mexicans sneaking across the border to work shitty-ass jobs then I see very little chance of stopping Johnny Jihad on his mission to hand grenade one of your fine shopping establishments.

But most sensible people know that (including yourself I'd wager).
posted by longbaugh at 10:02 AM on June 8, 2006

From what I understand military vehicles don't have keys so if the physical security around them isn't up to spec they're easy targets.
posted by Skorgu at 10:34 AM on June 8, 2006

Apparently risk has a Myspace profile too!

And she is actually rather hot. In that case, I take back everything I said earlier.
posted by RockBandit at 1:04 AM on June 19, 2006

DOH! Wrong thread. :(
posted by RockBandit at 1:05 AM on June 19, 2006

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