• Nov 6, 2009
This dump truck is going to take a dive - Click above to watch the video

In future Detroit, pushing a junked dump truck out of a fourth floor window at the old Packard plant might result in a swarm of gen-1 Taurus police cars surrounding the building, and, if you're particularly unlucky, intervention by ED-209. ("You have 20 seconds to comply...").

In the present day, this creative bit of criminal mischief gets you featured on The Wall Street Journal website. Go figure! Follow the jump to watch the video.

[Source: The Wall Street Journal]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      That's what we should do with all of Detroit, push it into the river
      • 5 Years Ago
      So, what was the point of all this, anyway? Will we get another video when they push that StepVan out the window? It's a sad testimony on the state of the city of Detroit that the Packard plant still sits empty and abandoned, 53 years after the last real Packard rolled off of the line. At least the limestone main entrance facade has been saved, relocated to the Packard museum. The building was designed by the famous architect Albert Kahn.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What a waste of everyone's time. Waste of time for me to watch it, waste of time for the people to do it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sad...Urban blight.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thought it was artistic, and loved the way that dump truck held on until the very end.
      • 5 Years Ago
      you cheap bastards, where is my explosion!?
      • 5 Years Ago
      don,t understand the economics of building new plants when there so many sturdy old ones.
      Is it Detroit's aura?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm more interested in how that truck got to the fourth floor in the first place.
      • 5 Years Ago
      what I'm missing here is the sense of pride doing it.
      I'd have been happier with the mysterious presence of a truck on the 4th floor of an old building.

      Spare time and boredom at their finest.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It took them four months? Give me a 24 pack of Bud and I'll have it out in an hour.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The simpler things like this in life that makes it so much fun. Love it!
        • 5 Years Ago
        A few Tennessee boys would have had than engine rebuilt and driven it off the building.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "It's the D thing"....the dumbass thing?

      I can't believe they didn't have a camera down below taping what was going on.....not that what was going on was that big a deal. Especially not worth 4 months of work.
      • 5 Years Ago
      More bits of useless Packard trivia, from my Hemmings calendar:

      1) On this day in 1899, the first test run of Packard's first car took place, and;

      2) Yesterday was the 146th anniversary of James Ward Packard's birth (Nov. 5, 1863).

      I know, big yawn.
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