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03-28-2002, 07:12 PM
:cool: What's the craziest thing you've found while servicing a site? :cool:
I've found everything from stolen cars, to bum camps, pakalolo, pipes, CDs......anybody got any crazy stories?

mdb landscaping
03-28-2002, 07:17 PM
I dont really do any commercials except i do all the maintence on my fathers two mobil gas stations. Ive found everything from full exhaust systems on the lawn next to the road, to those little baggies they put drugs in, and everything to a $20 bill i found one day.

03-28-2002, 07:23 PM
I used to service government housing inits. The lawns were full of bottles and diapers!

03-28-2002, 07:33 PM
A Native American, in a shady spot on a church lawn, so soused I thought he was dead as my mower 6" from his head did not wake him. Had to call a cop to roust him.

McNeal Lawn
03-28-2002, 08:57 PM
Found two $100.00 bills rolled up together at a shopping center, I never did find who lost them. LOL

03-28-2002, 09:09 PM
Found a couple of used needles on a playground at a elementary school. I didn't know what to do so I was real careful and picked em up real carefully and put em in the dumpster. I figured I was more qualified to dispose of them than a curious young-un.

03-28-2002, 09:12 PM
I mow a retirement home and every week I find enough empty bottles of liquor to fill a 20 gal trash bag. I have found hundreds of bags of mary jane (also empty, except for mj dust). The projects are across the way.

03-28-2002, 09:13 PM
the worst thing has been underwear full of crap , diapers , and all kinds of car parts . lately cell phones , sunglasses , tools , lots of beer bottles . some people are really sick . they think comm. sites are landfills . jeff

Darryl G
03-28-2002, 09:43 PM
Twotoros - I hope you were kidding about mowing 6 inches from the drunks head!

03-28-2002, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by groundsguy1970
I've found everything from stolen cars, to bum camps, pakalolo, pipes, CDs......anybody got any crazy stories?

Whats a Bum Camp or a Pakalolo? :confused:

03-28-2002, 09:53 PM
In an underground parking lot we used to find needles, used condoms, and a pile of girly magazines on a daily basis. In winter I would be out plowing the parking lot at 3 A.M. and see a car pull into the underground parking lot and chase them out of there otherwise I would has clean up their mess. In summer time people would be down there thinking know one was around meanwhile there was about 6 of us out there having a coffee break. We were thinking of getting score cards so we could hold them up and rate their performance.


03-28-2002, 10:29 PM
TLS, i think a bum camp is a homeless person making some type of home, or temporary shelter. now a pakalolo, i have no idea.

i can't think of anything that is that off the wall, that hasn't alread been mentioned. that we ever found. but,last summer i found a bag full of boxes of 22 caliber long rifle bullets. thought maybe i would also find a gun nearby, but glad i didn't.

03-28-2002, 11:45 PM
Pakalolo, I believe, is Hawaiian for "crazy weed" otherwise known as MauiWowie, MJ, maryjane,etc...DAMHIKT! LOL!

03-28-2002, 11:54 PM
2 baseball gloves, a catchers mit, a 9 iron, and someones old weedeater. all in the same yard in foot tall grass. they liked playing sports but not picking up.

03-28-2002, 11:57 PM
Dead body in a trunk- no @#$ stunk like hell - I noticed the car there the week before but thought nothing of it called the cops and all never found out who it was though.

03-28-2002, 11:59 PM
Pakalolo, I believe, is Hawaiian for "crazy weed" otherwise known as MauiWowie, MJ, maryjane,etc...DAMHIKT! LOL

well, ill be. see i do learn something new everyday.-LOL

Got Grass?
03-29-2002, 12:01 AM
Insurance office: $20
Senior Living complex: Condoms, Playboy mags, naked old lady in window.
Home Depot: Dead rat, Dead squirrel, Dead seagul, Dead rabbit, Almost ran over a homeless man sleeping, mowing over a hill. Many metal Pallet straps after I ran over.

03-29-2002, 09:46 AM
More like 3feet. Point was he was just about dead - literely.

Darryl G
03-29-2002, 02:29 PM
Just about dead anyway so it wouldn't matter if you flung a rock through his skull? Just sounds a bit reckless to me.

03-29-2002, 03:21 PM
Ran over an electricians "fish tape" to snake wires through walls that was laying in the grass. Wound up into a tight band resembling a recoil for a starter.

Sucked up about 15 feet of frozen garden hose in a driveway with a snowblower. Had to hacksaw the mess out of the auger.

03-29-2002, 04:45 PM
A bag full of porno tapes in the bushes at a huge church... :D

04-01-2002, 05:44 PM
Men and womens underwear under bushes. Used rubbers blowing around the parking lot. Clothes of all kinds, dead animals. Small amounts of money. More dog crap than you could ever pick up.

04-02-2002, 04:58 PM
Last year I found a black bear cub on a property I was mowing, thought it was a big dog! My lazer gave it a run! My favorite thing I find are on a common ground that kids use, every week it is tennis and golf balls!

04-02-2002, 09:36 PM
lol this is the funniest post ive ever read on here .

Pacific Nursery
04-02-2002, 10:02 PM
Cutting a residential one day with gator blades, sucked up a rolled up news paper. WOW!!!:eek: Major confettii:D

04-02-2002, 10:20 PM
I have'nt been around for a while,but this one caought my attention. Lets see. I found tons of fast food trash, metal forks and knives, golf balls (those are interesting to hit around cars), human crap, and one vibrator.

Darryl G
03-23-2004, 12:58 AM
It's been almost 2 years. Have you guys found any more good stuff?