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  • It really did fall off the truck, I swear! The road fairy strikes again.



    So I was bebopping along on the freeway taking my sweet time in the slow lane when out of the corner of my eye I spot what appeared to be a Ridgid 18V tool. Owning my share of Ridgid cordless tools, I felt obligated to stop and add it to my collection. I did not spot it soon enough to safely stop, but I did turn around and backtrack to the area I spotted it. When I got back, I did not initially see the cordless tool, but now I spotted the impact gun and 3/8" drill. I found the cordless drill a second later and was disapointed to see it did not survive the fall out of somebodys truck. So now what? The chances of the owner who lost this stuff knowing where to backtrack and find his broken tools are slim to none, and soon Cal-Trans or the CHP would have stopped and picked this crap up and tossed it in the garbage (road hazzard) What is the right thing to do here? Go back and put up a sign that caltrans will take down the minute they see it? (they don't like signs on their property). Should I have left the stuff on the side of the road on the slim chance the guy backtracks, instead of assuming the stuff was stolen at Home Depot? Enjoy my broken find?
    Last edited by masterbeavis; 06-27-2011, 10:17 PM.
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    Re: It really did fall off the truck, I swear! The road fairy strikes again. Now wh

    One thought. Call C.H.P.NON EMERGENCY . Say I found some tools, Here's My contact PHONE # . If someone Makes a report out. Do not describe the tools! That,s, for the caller to do. Nice to see a man with a conscious !
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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      Re: It really did fall off the truck, I swear! The road fairy strikes again. Now wh

      I had a similar thing happen a few years ago. Was getting off of an exit and noticed an orange tool case sitting in the edge of the grass. It was early on a Saturday so I stopped. In the case was a pretty much brand new Paslode framing nailer. I put an ad in the local paper and online, never got a response. All I had to do was buy some nails and CO2 cartridges, and it has worked wonderfully. Sometimes it pays to pay attention.

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        Re: It really did fall off the truck, I swear! The road fairy strikes again. Now wh

        Originally posted by nkyrental View Post
        I had a similar thing happen a few years ago. Was getting off of an exit and noticed an orange tool case sitting in the edge of the grass. It was early on a Saturday so I stopped. In the case was a pretty much brand new Paslode framing nailer. I put an ad in the local paper and online, never got a response. All I had to do was buy some nails and CO2 cartridges, and it has worked wonderfully. Sometimes it pays to pay attention.
        I own their finish nailer,great tool
        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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          Re: It really did fall off the truck, I swear! The road fairy strikes again.

          you guys have some good luck. If I were to find a tool case on the side of the road, it would probably have an I.O.U. in it...

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            Re: It really did fall off the truck, I swear! The road fairy strikes again.

            When my father was a kid he and his brothers use to set old tool boxes on the side of the road with a few junk tools scattered about.
            Then they would hook the tool box up to the cow fence
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