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Man Steal Motorcycle One Piece At a Time

samzenpus posted about 5 years ago | from the and-it-didn't-cost-him-a-dime dept.

Idle 26

A Chinese man was arrested for stealing a motorcycle over the course of 5 years from the factory where he worked. The man, identified only as Zhang, was an assembly line worker in the motorcycle factory and took Johnny Cash's advice by stealing the bike one piece at a time so he wouldn't get caught. "I don't have that much money, so I came up with the idea of taking the parts home and assembling them on my own," said Zhang. Soon after finishing his bike, Zhang was pulled over by the police, who soon discovered he had no paperwork. He admitted to theft, was fined, put on probation for a year, and ordered to return the motorcycle to the factory.

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free enterprise (2, Insightful)

Tim4444 (1122173) | about 5 years ago | (#29138941)

You can't stifle initiative; you just channel it into less attractive alternatives.

Johnny Cash? (0, Redundant)

Anita Coney (648748) | about 5 years ago | (#29139003)

This reminds me of the old Johnny Cash song!

"One Piece At A Time"

Well, I left Kentucky back in '49
An' went to Detroit workin' on a 'sembly line
The first year they had me puttin' wheels on cadillacs

Every day I'd watch them beauties roll by
And sometimes I'd hang my head and cry
'Cause I always wanted me one that was long and black.

One day I devised myself a plan
That should be the envy of most any man
I'd sneak it out of there in a lunchbox in my hand
Now gettin' caught meant gettin' fired
But I figured I'd have it all by the time I retired
I'd have me a car worth at least a hundred grand.

[CHORUS]
I'd get it one piece at a time
And it wouldn't cost me a dime
You'll know it's me when I come through your town
I'm gonna ride around in style
I'm gonna drive everybody wild
'Cause I'll have the only one there is a round.

So the very next day when I punched in
With my big lunchbox and with help from my friends
I left that day with a lunch box full of gears
Now, I never considered myself a thief
GM wouldn't miss just one little piece
Especially if I strung it out over several years.

The first day I got me a fuel pump
And the next day I got me an engine and a trunk
Then I got me a transmission and all of the chrome
The little things I could get in my big lunchbox
Like nuts, an' bolts, and all four shocks
But the big stuff we snuck out in my buddy's mobile home.

Now, up to now my plan went all right
'Til we tried to put it all together one night
And that's when we noticed that something was definitely wrong.

The transmission was a '53
And the motor turned out to be a '73
And when we tried to put in the bolts all the holes were gone.

So we drilled it out so that it would fit
And with a little bit of help with an A-daptor kit
We had that engine runnin' just like a song
Now the headlight' was another sight
We had two on the left and one on the right
But when we pulled out the switch all three of 'em come on.

The back end looked kinda funny too
But we put it together and when we got thru
Well, that's when we noticed that we only had one tail-fin
About that time my wife walked out
And I could see in her eyes that she had her doubts
But she opened the door and said "Honey, take me for a spin."

So we drove up town just to get the tags
And I headed her right on down main drag
I could hear everybody laughin' for blocks around
But up there at the court house they didn't laugh
'Cause to type it up it took the whole staff
And when they got through the title weighed sixty pounds.

[CHORUS]
I got it one piece at a time
And it didn't cost me a dime
You'll know it's me when I come through your town
I'm gonna ride around in style
I'm gonna drive everybody wild
'Cause I'll have the only one there is around.

[Spoken] Ugh! Yow, RED RYDER
This is the COTTON MOUTH
In the PSYCHO-BILLY CADILLAC Come on

Huh, This is the COTTON MOUTH
And negatory on the cost of this mow-chine there RED RYDER
You might say I went right up to the factory
And picked it up, it's cheaper that way
Ugh!, what model is it?

Re:Johnny Cash? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29151393)

reminds you of it, eh? How did it do that? By mentioning it in the article by chance?

Re:Johnny Cash? (0, Troll)

Anita Coney (648748) | about 5 years ago | (#29157467)

God, does the rod up your butt have its own rod up its butt? My comment was merely an attempt at humor. I didn't read the article. Now take your Valium and go to bed. You definitely need the rest.

If my sorry attempt at humor gets you this upset, I'd hate to imagine how you'd face any real tragedy in your sorry little life.

Re:Johnny Cash? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29161221)

Actually it was in the article summary.

New low for slashdotters, they no longer bother to even read the article summaries!

Guess I shouldn't be surprised.

HTF did you get any points for your last post anyway? Oh I guess the use of italics. +2 points for use of HTML!

I Can use it too.

Wait, let me mention a rod up the butt. Ahh! I totally deserve at least 2000 points for this post. I'm so clever.

I think I will go to Starbucks and type this while reciting it outloud!

Re:Johnny Cash? (0, Troll)

Anita Coney (648748) | about 5 years ago | (#29171681)

"Actually it was in the article summary."

Well duh! The fact that it was in the blurb is what reminded me of it! (Damn, I'm not doing so well this week!)

Re:Johnny Cash? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29173375)

This is IDLE... regular slashdot rules do not apply.

Re:Johnny Cash? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29161373)

Heh. Ironically enough, your crazed frothy-mouthed rant is actually a whole lot more humorous (albeit unintentionally) than your original "attempt at humour"! There's something quite sweet about a humourless person going nuts because nobody applauded their attempted joke: "GAAAAARGH I am being playful and lighthearted! Laugh, you bastards, laugh!"

Seriously though. Lighten up.

Re:Johnny Cash? (0, Offtopic)

Anita Coney (648748) | about 5 years ago | (#29171631)

"your crazed frothy-mouthed rant is actually a whole lot more humorous (albeit unintentionally) than your original "attempt at humour"!"

Hey, I aim to please!

"There's something quite sweet about a humourless person going nuts because nobody applauded their attempted joke"

If I did go nuts, it wasn't because no one laughed, it was the guy was a complete prick about the fact I didn't read the article. I read the blurb, was reminded of an old song, and pointed it out. I don't think an attack against me was deserved. Like I said, I feel sorry for that guy if my small mistake gets him that riled up.

Re:Johnny Cash? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29176101)

If I did go nuts, it wasn't because no one laughed, it was the guy was a complete prick about the fact I didn't read the article.

I'm betting he's happier to be a prick than an idiot.

I read the blurb

No, evidently you didn't, because it's right there in the blurb

RTFS (1)

conureman (748753) | about 5 years ago | (#29168581)

Best chuckle I've had all day. Ar-ar-ar.

Re:Johnny Cash? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29159953)

Haha, everyone knows that nobody reads the articles on Slashdot, but you took the trouble to paste in an entire song without reading as far as the second sentence of the *summary*?

Reading FAIL...

Re:Johnny Cash? (1)

Trepidity (597) | about 5 years ago | (#29170117)

That's interesting. This really reminds me of that Johnny Cash song "One Piece At A Time", though.

Re:Johnny Cash? (1)

Stupendoussteve (891822) | about 5 years ago | (#29173173)

This reminds me of the old Johnny Cash song!

Nevermind telling you to RTFA... (2, Insightful)

thisnamestoolong (1584383) | about 5 years ago | (#29171655)

...you apparently can't even RTFS. I mean, seriously. Two sentences into the summary:

The man, identified only as Zhang, was an assembly line worker in the motorcycle factory and took Johnny Cash's advice by stealing the bike one piece at a time so he wouldn't get caught.

I thought it was bad enough that 99.8% of Slashdotters don't RTFA (myself included for some articles), but if we can't at least agree to read the summary, how can we possibly have any sort of discussion. To put it bluntly, Epic Fail.

Re:Nevermind telling you to RTFA... (1)

sumdumass (711423) | about 5 years ago | (#29225341)

Your probably forgetting about the large amount of people here who barely know who Johnny Cash is let alone what songs he wrote. Not everyone listens to hip hop or country or whatever he sings.

Re:Johnny Cash? (0, Redundant)

sumdumass (711423) | about 5 years ago | (#29173859)

I can see how someone moderated this as redundant because the song was half assed mentioned in the summery, but it's actually informative. This is because although I know who Johny Cash is, I do not listen to him and had no idea he actually had a song named one piece at a time or what it said. The article summery said "took Johny Cash's advice", this could have been something offered in an interview sometime, he could of had some reality TV program or something before he died, he could have been talking about something else entirely, and it could have been a completely different Johny Cash for all I knew.

Not everyone lives in the same world. What was posted cleared up a lot if you ask me. It may be redundent to someone who knew what Johny Cash's advice was, but the post was informative to all of us who drum to a different beat.

engrish (1)

guy5000 (1211440) | about 5 years ago | (#29142793)

the title is hysterical

Re:engrish (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29154669)

steal/stole, worst engrish funny ever (IE not funny a all)

Similar experience (1)

tedgyz (515156) | about 5 years ago | (#29146583)

I had a similar experience with a dirt bike back in the 80's, but it was not theft. My cousin and I were ready for a weekend of riding when we discovered that the cast-aluminum rear hub was cracked and unrepairable. Facing a now ruined weekend, we set out to the junkyard. We found a hub and rim, sprocket and chain, etc. from various junk bikes of different brands. When it was done we called it the Yamahodakasuki. The hack job only lasted one day, but we took it as a victory.

this sorta reminds me (1)

KneelBeforeZod (1527235) | about 5 years ago | (#29156851)

of the time my korean friend sang Johnny Cash's "I've Been Everywhere". He had a wicked bad Konglish accent but he damn near sang that song. Good times

M*A*S*H (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29160015)

Didn't Klinger do that with an army jeep in that old show?

Re:M*A*S*H (1)

Moray_Reef (75398) | about 5 years ago | (#29160709)

I think it was Radar, Klinger tried to eat a jeep.

BTDT (1)

djupedal (584558) | about 5 years ago | (#29165091)

Put together a Honda dirt bike out of the parts inventory at a local dealer. Pulled a plate off another bike and drove it around for months...got pulled over one time for not having a rear view mirror. Cop didn't cross check any numbers and we simply put the plate back on the right bike, which we put into the back of a covered truck and drove to the nearest CHP office. Went inside, told them we were there with the bike to get the ticket signed off. The officer didn't even bother to go outside, he simply signed the ticket and told us to clear out.

Re:BTDT (1)

Ihmhi (1206036) | about 5 years ago | (#29169711)

Why didn't you simply get new plates?

Stole everything part but one (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29174401)

After stealing thousands of parts I cant believe he missed the most important one. The pink slip.

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