I know this is off topic and has nothing to do with Suzukis, but this happened in my home town and I thought I would share it with you all. We all do stupid thing in our life, but this has to beat just about every one of mine hands down.
This picture is real - not doctored in anyway - and was taken last week in Waldorf Maryland by a Transportation Supervisor for a company that delivers building materials for 84 Lumber. When he saw it in the parking lot of IHOP, he ran over to the 7-Eleven and bought a camera to take pictures.
The car is still running as can be witnessed by the exhaust. A woman is either asleep or otherwise out cold in the front seat passenger side. The man driving it was over jogging up and down on Rt. 925 in the background. The witnesses said their physical state was 'other' than normal and the police just shook their heads in amazement. The driver finally came back after the police were there and was getting down at the back to cut the 'twine around the load. They told him to get back until it was taken off.
The materials were loaded at Home Depot. Their store manager said they had the customer sign a waiver!
Both back tires are trashed. The back shocks were driven up through the floorboard. In the back seat were 10 bags, 80 lbs. each of concrete. On the roof are many 2X4s, 4X4s and sheets of OSB. They estimated the load weight at 3000 lbs. The car is a VW Jetta with Florida plates and the man said he was headed for Annapolis Maryland which is over 40 minutes away!
UPDATE: I spoke with the man who took the picture and he said they put the same load together at 84 Lumber and the load weighed, are you ready?... 3800 lbs! With the weigh of the passenger and driver they had over 2 tons on that car! Almost the weight of two Samurais sitting on top of that car!
87' Samurai, 5.5" SPOA, 31's, 1" shackle lift, Hi-lift jack, everything else bone stock.