By Wyatt Earp | January 21, 2009
Okay, this is funny. What kind of slack-jawed yokel would steal the jaws of life? Was that moonshine jar really that difficult to open?
HIGHLAND HOME, Ala. – Highland Home’s volunteer firefighters are trying to figure out why anyone would want to steal the “jaws of life.” The $12,000 equipment, which is used to rescue people trapped inside vehicles after car wrecks, was recently stolen from the department.
Department President Stephen Wilson said he doesn’t know why anyone who wasn’t a firefighter would want the 60-pound device.
The Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the bizarre theft. The thief didn’t take a television set or two air tanks worth $10,000. (H/T – )
Upon first reading this story, my immediate thought was that the thieves needed it to pry open Rosie O’Donnell’s rolls of back fat, but then I remembered that Rosie lives in New York. Dang.