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Monday, 08 September 2014 20:58

Theft and Serious Injury at PA Body Shop

An attempted auto theft at a collision repair shop in Pittsburgh, PA on August 30 left the shop manager seriously injured in the hospital and nine cars damaged. Pittsburgh police are investigating the incident that took place at Ultimate Auto Body Shop, in business for more than 30 years. Mike Harlack, the manager, noticed someone getting into a new Subaru that had just been dropped off that morning and was ready to be put on the rack.

“He thought it was one of his friends at first messing around,” said Joe Sokolowski, the owner of the shop. Sokolowski said when the car started Harlack opened the door to stop the thief. A surveillance video showed Harlack being dragged away by the car before hitting the side of a tow truck and falling to the ground, with a broken leg. The thief sped away, hitting eight cars and totaling the Subaru before running away.

Sokolowski said he wished that Harlack wouldn’t have tried to stop the thief. “He could have killed Mike. He could have killed him. He tried to do his best and I just hope he’s going to be okay,” said Sokolowski, who has worked with Harlack since the shop first opened and considers his colleague a close friend.

Ultimate Auto Body specializes in complete collision repair and works on the police cars for the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Mount Oliver Police Department. The auto body shop is continuing operations during this difficult time; however, Sokolowski said it is frustrating as a small business to have Harlack in the hospital and the thief at large.

Autobody News contacted the police department for an update and learned no arrests have been made. Ultimate Auto Body Shop is offering a $500 reward to identify the thief.

There’s a lot to expect when in the drive-thru at a fast food joint. Expect to repeat your order several times. Expect that your order will come back wrong. And expect for the huge sign outside the restaurant to come falling down crushing your car.

Wait, what?

Yes, it has indeed happened in Oklahoma. Two cars have been crushed at a McDonald’s drive-thru. One second they’re placing an order, the next, the massive golden arches came crashing down on them.

Several people were injured, thankfully none with anything serious. Which is nearly unbelievable after you watch this video!

Strong winds are taking the blame for this catastrophe.



Read More: McDonalds’ Sign Falls Crushing Two Cars in the Drive-Thru | http://k945.com/mcdonalds-sign-falls-crushing-two-cars-in-the-drive-thru/?trackback=tsmclip

There’s a lot to expect when in the drive-thru at a fast food joint. Expect to repeat your order several times. Expect that your order will come back wrong. And expect for the huge sign outside the restaurant to come falling down crushing your car.

Wait, what?

Yes, it has indeed happened in Oklahoma. Two cars have been crushed at a McDonald’s drive-thru. One second they’re placing an order, the next, the massive golden arches came crashing down on them.

Several people were injured, thankfully none with anything serious. Which is nearly unbelievable after you watch this video!

Strong winds are taking the blame for this catastrophe.



Read More: McDonalds’ Sign Falls Crushing Two Cars in the Drive-Thru | http://k945.com/mcdonalds-sign-falls-crushing-two-cars-in-the-drive-thru/?trackback=tsmclip
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