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Heavy Load

The materials were loaded at Home Depot, whose store manager made the customers sign a waiver. While you can imagine the weight of the plywood and 2x4s, what’s not readily apparent is in the back seat: ten 80-pound bags of concrete! Police estimated the entire load weighed at least 3000 pounds.
Both back tires exploded, the wheels bent, and the back shocks were driven up through the floorboard. The car, with Florida license plates, was headed for Annapolis, where the couple presumably planned to build a new house in which to smoke their crack.

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