• Apr 22, 2006

In Lakeland, FL, the never-ending dispute over the superiority of Ford and Chevy trucks resulted in the death of one teenager and the jailing of a second on murder charges. An angry phone conversation resulted in a parking lot confrontation, which led to Brandon Prince and David Ormsbee exchanging additional words before Prince drove his 1980 GMC towards Ormsbee, who had recently purchased a 2006 Ford Ranger. Ormsbee jumped up on the hood and fell off when Prince made a sharp turn, which resulted in Ormsbee's death. As far as we can tell, this doesn't prove anything except that it's a terrible idea to goof off around moving vehicles.

While we've certainly observed some fierce flame wars here at Autoblog, we'd like to point out that no one has yet died from any arguments in the Comments.

[Source: The Ledger; a hat tip goes out to GMInsidenews.com]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      #4 lol Your just too much... Are you an ad bot or just a half-assed idiot?
      United Artists
      • 8 Years Ago
      Unfortunate this death is. Let us not forget the machines did not do anything wrong. Only the people using them.
      • 8 Years Ago
      this is ridiculous. the penis-envy thing exists at least in trace amounts in every culture, every nation... it's just that it seems to be so prevalent in the states that it can be described as an actual characteristic of american culture. that's why ps2 vs gamecube wars could happen here... would it happen so much in japan or anywhere in the rest of the world? nope, not so much. that's pretty much the fact of the matter: this type of thing could've happened anywhere with any combination of loyalists towards any combination of branded consumer products, but the chances of it happening in the states are much higher.

      noone's very surprised when they see this kind of event happening in the states... the typical reaction to this domestically would be, "*sigh*, dumb kids," whereas internationally it'd be something more like, "*sigh*, dumb americans". if this tragedy occured in a quiet village in the south of france or somewhere in tibet, ppl would be shocked and bewildered, not joking around or adding lame, irrelevant comments like, "maybe they were fighting about something else and this was just part of the argument," (which, by the way, is totally lame).

      whatever, the conclusion is, american or not, hormones-raging or not, penis big or small, these two kids were seriously stupid. it's like with those school shootings: it's not that klebold or harris played video games, or watched violent tv, or listened to hardcore music, or were american or had exposure to guns. there're lots of ppl who fit those criteria and are perfectly normal. it's simply that an unfathomable amount of nurture factors mixed in with an inherently screwed up nature ended up turning them into the killers they were.

      in other words, these kids were just plain stupid. and i, for one, am laughing my butt off, ready to nominate them for this year's darwin awards.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yawn...this isnt new...
      • 8 Years Ago
      These kids went to my school, it is pretty sad that this had to happen. I didn't know brandon or allen personally but it was a shame that this had to happen and hopefully brandon will live the rest of his life in prison.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The better idea would be for every single UAW employee getting the buyout deal to pool their severance pay together, partner up with an investment firm and buy 9% of GM shares so that they can get someone who is pro-UAW on the board. They might have a fighting chance of keeping their pensions and benefits.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The losers fight with each other. I agree with #29. Dodge trucks are far superior.
      Losers kill one another, because they both can't take the heat. It is sad that most Americans are losers.

      Real American dicks drive Dodge trucks.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hopefully they'll both go bankrupt and we will not have to listen any longer to hicks arguing over which of these two God-awful marques is "better".
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, ridiculous idiots. Poor kids. That's the difference between self-respect and pride. I suspect each of these kids were raised in car loving households, and they probably got one two many pep talks about the virtues of GM vs. Ford.

      What's really sad is the freakin' Ford ad on the news page. Talk about tasteless.
      • 8 Years Ago
      These kids went to my school, it is pretty sad that this had to happen. I didn't know brandon or allen personally but it was a shame that this had to happen and hopefully brandon will live the rest of his life in prison.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #4 (Chris)
      Nice shilling for Toyota/Japan. Try hauling a yard of dirt in your precious Camry and see how that goes. This may be a "modern" world, but there is still a lot of work to do that requires a truck. BTW, I've owned three Toyotas and I have received my share of scorn from these types ignorants as well. Que sera.
      Detroit
      • 8 Years Ago
      Commence domestic bashing.
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