Friday, February 09, 2018

What does it take to get towed around here?

This box truck has been catching my attention for a few months. It's somewhat perplexing because who abandons something like this? It has to still have ~some~ value.... right? The city came though and tagged it up, so I assume it's not stolen. But it hasn't been registered since 2015.

And what's even weirder is that no one has tagged it yet. Plus I just want to know... what's in the boxxxxxx. This box truck hasn't moved in months. It's just sitting around in a shopping center parking lot.


  1. Capital of Texas RefugeeFriday, February 09, 2018 6:30:00 PM

    Some people have a tradition of abandoning their old vehicles so someone else can continue to drive them, rather than selling them ...

    My grandfather used to do this with his older vehicles: he'd park a Cadillac he no longer wanted in a shopping center lot and leave it unlocked with a signed title and all of the keys on the driver's seat, along with a half tank of gas prepped with fuel line preserver.

    Within a couple of weeks or so, the vehicle would disappear.

    He'd built his fortune from less than nothing right after the Great Depression, and so he figured that this was a way to keep someone who needed a car from having to steal someone else's.

    Property crime in that area was really, really low back then.

    So did you look to see if there were keys and a title sitting on the driver's seat?

    That truck totally could be yours. :-)

    BTW, Google/Blogger is having some kind of problem where sites are coming up with a "Whoops, that's an error" page instead of the site content. The workaround I've found that works is to use one of the regional variations, such as, once you've tried to pull the page from

    So after trying and finding it doesn't work, trying actually works. I don't think there's anything you can do about it because this is a screw-up on the part of Google/Blogger.

    Captcha is also screwing up hugely, so even though I actually wrote this a few hours ago, I'm having to wait for Google/Blogger to let me post it ... *grumble*

  2. Hello She Said, did you try opening any of the doors? Your website is viewable in Denver. jeff

  3. Texas Refugee - with trade in costs.... that makes a lot of sense actually. If it weren't for the liability.

    As for the blog, I'm not in love with blogger. I tried to buy the snakolepsy domain once, but that girl is burrowed deep. And I'm not going to pay a lot of money for it. This site doesn't make money. I thought about changing the name, but it's really hard to get your traffic to move with you. Otherwise I would just leave blogger.

    Jeff - Welcome or welcome back! No you both - I didn't get too close to it. I'm too pretty to go to jail. I stayed about 5 feet away, but the inside did look pretty torched. It wasn't smelly though - so probably no dead bodies in there. ;)

  4. Hello Again She Said,

    Just checked back in because I did not intend to recommend that you break any laws exploring someone else' property. Definitely do not want you to go to jail. Best guess the truck was owned by a business in the mall, used it to move in, went out of business and walked away from all assets and debts.

  5. No worries. I was just being sarcastic and teasing you. Well mostly. I'm just not a lucky person - so I'm not going to get get caught on grainy video being too close to crap like that.