Dude! Where's My Car???!!!!

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You guys won't believe this craziness!
All is well, but tonight is the end of what by far was the most insane day of my life; no exaggeration. I can send pictures on request that are great visual aids.

I won a knock out Friday night, which was my only fight that evening. I went down to the venue early saturday to relax. I took my exit off of I-40 E and got to the bottom of the off ramp at Agnew Ave and I-40. The light was red and I waited. The light turned green, I waited for folks to stop, pulled out into the intersection and BANG! I was hammered from the driver's side by a 2001 beige Ford F-150 (OK plates FTJ-390) doing about 45mph. I shook the cobbwebs loose, but couldn't move my left leg or arm. I looked down and realized my left arm was pinched between the caved in door and my torsoe. My left leg was between the door and steering wheel, and the glass of the driver's side windows front and back was in my lap. As I got my witts back, I realized that this undocumented individual had slammed his truck into reverse, dislodged it from my car door, and took off. Okies are AWESOMEE!!! As I climbed out from under the steering wheel and out the passenger's window, I noticed people on cell phones and two cars chasing the smoking truck. A Christian youth minister, Chris, and his friend, Stan, asked if I was okay and let me get in their car so we could give chase. We didn't chase long because my wallet, military and airline IDs, important documents, and my Ray Bans were still in the car and all of the left side glass plus the windshield were broken. We got back to my car, police came, tow truck came, USAA uninsured policy kicked in, and THE OKCPD Officer Montoya took me to the Farmer's Market! I showed up to the fights in the back of a POLICE CAR!!! Classic and priceless! Anyway, my left arm was not broken but it doesn't work too well right now. I had a piece of glass in my left hand and left leg, but (with some begging) the docs let me fight. I forced my way through the first and second fights using token lefts and stronger rights, but by the championship fight, I was down to being a one-armed fighter, and that wasn't about to work. I conceeded in the middle of the first round to take the silver and a $250 consolation. I then went to Puckett's towing and auto body (great people) and got my uniforms out of my very faithful, but very totalled 1995 Mazda Millenia. Sad This car was worth so much more than its insurance value, and because my undocumented amigo is not insured, me and my company will have to eat the loss. Funny thing is his truck was right next to my car because the police used the same tow service for both of us. Bottom line is my last fight will stick in my mind for the rest of my life, but even more so will be my memory of Chris, Stan, and Antonio Ortiz who sprung into action, ensured my safety, and chased down the perp all to help a stranger from Georgia. My lack of serious injury and the selflessness of these guys is tangible proof to me that there is a God, and He is full of Grace! I don't think I'll be wearing the black silk runner-up jacket around; seems a little cheesy.

Thanks for being there for me. I felt your presence Smiling in the wreck and the fight. email me at kevin.king@vance.af.mil if you want to see the incredible pictures of what used to be my car.


Kevin AKA Hack

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Submitted by Tug13 on Tue, 02/12/2008 - 9:28am.

I am so sorry about your accident, glad that you're alright.
Take care of yourself and let us know how you're doing.

Tug Smiling

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Submitted by AF A-10 on Wed, 02/13/2008 - 12:04am.

I have new aches and pains every day. But they are just aches and pains. Please know that until I have the opportunity to share a table with you; to share in your favorite drink; to look you in the eye and tell you how special a woman you are to all of us here on line, I will not be letting some little car wreck take me out! I gots unfinnished business. I always get a warm and fuzzy when I see the tug boat Smiling Have a great day!


Kevin "Hack" King

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Submitted by Cyclist on Wed, 02/13/2008 - 7:30am.

I have new aches and pains every day.

It called growing old - get use to it. Smiling

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Submitted by River on Mon, 02/11/2008 - 8:05pm.

Hack, I'm glad to hear you made it home in one piece, even if banged up somewhat. My wife flew home from OKC Saturday, and I was hoping that you would be the pilot. Obviously not!

How long before you can fly again?

Back to the Okie driving thing--we lived in OKC for 12 years, and every year there was at least one good ice storm. It was free entertainment, watching the big shiny pickup trucks sailing down the I-40 off-ramps at 60-65 mph, on sheet ice, and the amazed look on their faces as their pickups started doing 360 turns, and they sailed right through the red light at the end of the ramp. The good news is that most of the time, the other drivers were able to avoid a collision. When you see an F-250 going sideways down an off-ramp, it's a good bet that he isn't stopping at the light.

Your story just reinforces that image. I guess they don't need ice to drive like a fool, just a big shiny pickup, preferably with horns on the front and fake testicles on the rear. And come to think of it, I've seen a few just like that around here, both in terms of the ornaments AND the driving style.

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Submitted by gratefuldoc on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 3:08pm.

Just popped on here for the first time in a while......WOW... what a time you had in OK! Glad to hear that you came out of all of it with your health, wit and sense of humor intact.

"once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right"
"listen to the thunder shouting, "I AM, I AM, I AM"

;>} Have a grateful day ;>}

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Submitted by NUK_1 on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 1:50pm.

It wasn't enough that you're in a boxing tournament, no, you have to get in a crazy accident and car chase too!

A lot of those kinds of accidents where one car is entering it on green and some clown blows through a red are t-bone fatalities. Well, at least you'll have a quite story for the rest of your life, and no doubt an even further appreciation for life:)

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Submitted by AF A-10 on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 2:06pm.

Even my 16 year old girl hugged me when I got home!



Kevin "Hack" King

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Submitted by NUK_1 on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 2:37pm.

What's your next miracle? Convince Git to vote for Obama?Smiling

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Submitted by Git Real on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 6:07pm.

You trying to give me nightmares?

Ole Hack reminds me of a Chuck Norris movie. While going to take out the bad guys, the evil foreigner hit man tries to take him out injuring him severely and the chase begins. As our hero then gives up the chase as the bad guy slips into Mexican Town down Agnew towards 29th street and disappears among all the other old beige pickup trucks, Hack then runs the last mile of his journey to the Old Farmers Market where he knocks the bouncer over as he enters the building with his one arm dangling to his side.

As his bad guy opponent gloats in the ring because his challenger supposedly chickened out, our Hero Hack leaps into the ring while pulling glass and other assorted car wreck debris out of his arm. With a shocked look on the face of Hack's nemesis, Hack then gives one of those Chuck Norris grins that tells you your about to get your butt whooped good and then.........

All the Asians standing around the wring betting on the bad guy to win are all mad and disappointed as Chuck... I mean Hack downs his opponent and then leaves the building with one arm dragging as he then resumes his pursuit of the evil mastermind they call $Nitpickers$.

Other than that..... it's just another boring afternoon in the sleepy little town of OKC for Kevin King.

Oh... and for Hack's sake I left the part out about the smitten dame that falls for our story line hero. I would have hated to hear that Mrs. King dotted that eye when his arch rivals failed the same. Evil

In regards to Democrats, Republicans, gangs, and other scads of coterie Kool-Aide drinkers; Remember this..... Eagles Don't Flock

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Submitted by TruthSleuth1958 on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 1:03pm.

That's quite the story my friend. I too am glad you are 'Ok' (no pun intended).

I spent a couple of years in Oklahoma and Texas and know they have some 'interesting' intersections and exits.

I have often said that the drivers in Clayton County Georgia are the worst I have ever seen but I must confess that I have had my share of close calls in the North Texas and South Oklahoma areas as well.

God's speed in your healing. Remember, that's just how fast it can happen - so stay 'ready' and remember what is important: God, Family, Neighbor, Country, Self.

Thanks for the laugh ... not at you ... with you Eye-wink

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Submitted by Git Real on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 12:53pm.


First of all I am so thankful you are alright. Personally, I would have milked that injury for all it was worth and tried to get some extra attention from Mrs. Git.

Great job my friend. I think I can speak for several by saying how proud we are of you in spite of not being able to go all the way. Heck, you were close enough for it to count for us. Cheers!

Okies are awesome

Indeed, in spite of your friend's encounter with the idiot car salesman, most Okies are awesome. Drive down the remote highways and side roads of Oklahoma and eight out of ten times your encounter with with a stranger coming the opposite way will elicit a friendly wave. And I promise you, that if you're broke down it will be a matter of minutes before some ole Brush Okie is pulling out his log chain and offering to hook you up for a tow. That's why I spend so much time there is because people matter to people and if you're willing to sit on a porch or on the side of the road it's amazing how much time they will spend with you while making a new friend.

Thank God for your safety. Just shows how in tune we need to be with Him as we never know what may jump out at us in life and when.

Now for the really good news regarding the totaling of your rice burner. You now have the perfect excuse to purchase that Vette as a replacement. Smiling Smiling Smiling

There's always a silver lining in those clouds.... isn't there. Eye-wink

In regards to Democrats, Republicans, gangs, and other scads of coterie Kool-Aide drinkers; Remember this..... Eagles Don't Flock

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Submitted by Main Stream on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 12:19pm.

and in one piece!! What a horrible accident! Is this a sign that you need to stop fighting?? Maybe... We're just happy that you are alright and weren't injured anymore than you were!

Submitted by loveptc on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 11:36am.

Come on admit it... you're wife beat you up because you came out of retirement! Smiling Seriously, I'm glad your o.k. What a story.

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Submitted by AF A-10 on Tue, 02/19/2008 - 12:45pm.

I couldn't pull the trigger on the old, black vette that is still for sale in Enid, America. That Mazda Millenia saved my life, so I went out and got another one just like it. Let's hope it doesn't have to prove itself Smiling

Kevin "Hack" King

Submitted by petty on Thu, 03/26/2009 - 4:09am.

that reminds me of my friend had severe accident when her brakes and sachs clutch aren't working. i was thankful that she was alright and got only minor injuries.

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