• May 5, 2010
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The flooding in Tennessee has been nothing short of catastrophic, with 19 deaths and billions of dollars in damage. And Tennessee residents don't only have a monumental clean-up on their hands. There are plenty of closed roads, stores and schools out there, which means residents will have a difficult time driving and shopping, and kids will be bored.

A video recently posted on YouTube shows what could possibly the very worst way to spend your time in the home of the (flooded) Grand Ole Opry. A trio of youngins thought it would be fun to water ski on the flooded parking lot of what looks like an abandoned dealership. The three youths tied a rope to the tail of a Nissan Pathfinder, hit the gas and showcased some very solid skiing skills. Unfortunately for them, the cops were watching the whole time, and after a short run on the flood water the driver and skier were cuffed.

Hit the jump to watch the video for yourself. The fuzz may be overreacting to a bunch of kids having fun, but the reality is that the kids' stunt was pretty dangerous and likely not worth the risk of adding to an already high death toll. We're pretty sure the owners of the property wouldn't want to take on that kind of insurance risk, either. Feel free to voice your open opinion in the Comments.

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Was probably the same off duty cop that got out of his car with his gun in his hand for the motorcycle rider just for speeding.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They cuffed them? Are you serious? This is the kind of activity that might get stopped by police in the parts of Canada I'm familiar with, but cuffs? CUFFS?
      • 4 Years Ago
      The cops did the right thing. They possibly saved the lives of the kids but had the kids had trouble, rescue teams would have had to be called out to rescue idiots playing around. It's the same thing when kayakers go down streams and rivers that flood. Rescue teams have better things to do than rescue idiots.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hightower:

        Yep, boy scouts shouldn't go hiking because they could get lost (which seems to happen multiple times every year).

        Kids shouldn't play football because of knee injuries.

        People should kayak because they drown.

        People shouldn't swim in the ocean because of sharks etc....

        I'd like to know what they were arrested/charged with officially. Only thing I can think of it Tresspassing.

        1. I don't know of any law on the books that states a kid can't wakeboard off the back of a truck. - Is it stupid.. absolutely.. but I still don't know any law forbidding it.

        2. Driver - Yes the driver is wreckless driving.. but since when did you get arrested for that? I see people everyday speeding in and out of traffic, ie wreckless driving and they don't get arrested.

        • 4 Years Ago
        oh stop being a negative nancy
        • 4 Years Ago
        oh stop being a negative nancy i didn't see anyone get hurt before the cops showed up...
      • 4 Years Ago
      What exactly is "pretty dangerous" on this? And to whom?
      • 4 Years Ago
      way to go there cops... arrest someone for making the best of a bad situation. Who were they hurting? Were they stealing? Were they destroying property? were they annoying anyone?

      Don't stop looters or help families out, just go arrest kids who are causing no harm.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They're not skiing, its called wake skating.

      And those cops should quit being fun-sponges and let the kids make lemonade from lemons.
      • 4 Years Ago
      abandoned dealer parking lot is still a private property right?
      I would think the cops couldn't make the arrest unless the owner calls the cops for illegal trespassing. no?
      • 4 Years Ago
      man some people need to take their meds, or stop being all "police just do what they need to do, for cereal!" bs. there was no need for cuffs, they where just overreacting
      • 4 Years Ago
      once again, over reaction...cops these days tend to over react
      • 4 Years Ago
      Uhhhh....thats a wakeskate not a waterski.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Theres a disastrous flood and the only thing these police have to do is pick up some wake boarding kids in an empty parking lot? There was nothing more serious going on? LOL... law enforcement
      • 4 Years Ago
      It only takes two jerk wads with a badge to make every decent, hard working, police officer look like a total asshat...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't know about that. If you've been arrested 4 times (likely by all different cops), I'm way more apt to believe the problem is not with the cops... Not in your case anyway.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree, but that's not really the problem. The problem is how prevalent stuff like this is. We get at least 1 story a week like this from Autoblog. And I read a similar story in the Dallas Morning News every other day (good thing I don't live in IL, then it'd be 7/day). I've been arrested 4 times. Charges dropped all 4. None of the 4 times was I harming or disturbing anyone. All 4, there was 1 cop in the crowd that was running around trying to find out why we're arresting this guy. 1.

        The entire system is perverted, from broke and bankrupt local gov'ts, to corrupt judges, to DAs with agendas, to power-drunk cops. It's not the minority making the majority look bad. The 1 guy that wants to be a good cop can't do anything against the majority failures around him.
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