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Top 3 shocking moments of the week

Top 3 Shocking Moments Of The Week
Sometimes people do things that make all our jaws drop -- and we had plenty of those instances this week. Here's a look at this week's top three shocking moments.

Our No. 3 pick shows us one way to quit a job. A Michigan gas station worker closed up shop and left after his boss never showed up. The employee left a note taped to the door.

"Hey boss, learn to be on time. One hour with no phone call is unacceptable."
The infamous note

Joe Blumm told MLive this was actually the third time his boss had been late to work. He was scheduled to leave at 6:30 in the morning but ended up staying until almost 8 a.m. before deciding to lock up.

Blumm's manager ended up firing him. He is currently searching for a new job, one hopefully with more regular hours.

Our No. 2 pick is definitely something no one expects to see. KCTV reports a woman from Johns Creek, Georgia came home to find a naked man wearing a cowboy hat burglarizing her house.

WAGA: "Not your ordinary day. Had a man come through my home, you know, scared the crap out of my daughter, completely naked with a cowboy hat on ... and then he proceeded to run the neighborhood."

Wow, birthday suit and a cowboy hat. Apparently he was on a crime spree, too. Before that, WJCL says he stole a car. The man is charged on numerous counts including burglary, criminal trespass and impersonating a police officer.

Finally, our No. 1 shocking story of the week is the driver of an SUV in Houston who CBS reports tried to beat a train speeding down some railroad tracks.

ABC: "The driver of an SUV, look at it there, with two children inside, apparently just couldn't wait for the train. He drove around the crossing gates, but he didn't make it."

How crazy is that? KTRK says all four people inside that SUV were taken to the hospital and are expected to be just fine.

The driver was given a ticket for running a red light and going around the crossing gates. He won't be making that mistake again. We'll see you next week.

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ae12wrangell April 05 2014 at 11:54 PM

I agreewith the train crossing. Train crossings are there for a reason. When those gates go down, the lights flash on ond off red, and a constant ding, ding, ding, ding is heard until all the gates are down, well thats for the deaf - Red flashing lights say 'STOP!'; The blind have the ding, ding, ding(usually 12 dings); Those who can see and hear, well they have thier own decisions ('The gate's are down, so I proceed, right?'). Some will still continue to make that mistake.

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Robin April 05 2014 at 1:16 PM

The driver of the SUV is the Darwin Theory at work. Unfortunately, the driver also endangered innocent children.

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cmajdavis April 05 2014 at 1:03 PM

The owner would have DEMANDED a call from his employee, so at least be considerate that
his employee would want to leave, and give him (employee) a phone call.

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E-vox America cmajdavis April 05 2014 at 1:17 PM

Boss is a hypocrite and a slacker. Sure he would expect a call if the employee is late so where is boss's lack of consideration and any hint of punctuality? Slackers in America- what we seem to be getting into lately- cutting corners in quality and customer service and then down goes morale... vicious circle.

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Wade April 05 2014 at 1:01 PM

The guy who wrote his boss a note had every right to expect the same level of responsibility that the boss expected from him. The fact that he lost his job after airing his more than justified complaint, was simply more proof that the "boss" in question wasn't worth working for to begin with. The boss will eventually be the one who is "fired" by his own behavior.

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E-vox America Wade April 05 2014 at 1:16 PM

Bossy bosses- awful. I would hope that the employee if he decides to start his own business will take a serious lesson from this incident and become the boss he would like to follow.

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msdaubie54 April 05 2014 at 12:59 PM

"Stupid is as stupid does, Sir" OMG!! Unfortunately, #1 happens all to often. Bosses seem to think that, just because they are the boss, they can get away with this, and since we don't know what happened other than "Joe" lost his job, this boss also got away with it! #2 is just scary! To walk in on my home being burgularized is bad enough, but for my child to be in the house at the time is just more than I could handle. And nude and in a cowboy hat at that! He would have been lucky to get out of my house in one piece!! #3 is moronic to say the least. I hope this person got a ticket and a hefty fine and I wouldn't be surprised if the passengers sued him!! What stupidity!! Those railroad crossing arms are there for a reason. If your route to work takes you over railroad crossing, leave early and anticipate them. You don't put the lives of you AND your passengers in danger by racing a train!

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pbjclv April 05 2014 at 12:56 PM

I worked in a casino in Las Vegas where a pit boss just happened to be the bosses daughter. She called in sick once a week and was usually late the other four. What could anybody say? She was the bosses daughter. The very minute the casino manager was let go, (looking to explore other opportunities) his daughter was let go. By this time though, the damage was done. Employee morale was in the toilet and business dropped off badly. True managers lead from the front and bosses lead from the rear. Good managers are hard to find now days, because to many people have to many incompetent kids. It's not going to get better.

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E-vox America pbjclv April 05 2014 at 1:13 PM

Disgusting! Bosses with family members working for them can really be terrible examples- just look at the Chicago City Council and other areas of Chicago City government. YUCK.

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emisix April 05 2014 at 12:46 PM

Not only is the driver of the SUV not faster than a train, he's not smarter either...

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pumpkinrgs April 05 2014 at 12:39 PM

I think the boss should be made to wait for someone to relieve him. Then he could see how others feel while waiting for him.

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E-vox America pumpkinrgs April 05 2014 at 1:14 PM

Agreed- boss like that needs to go to CEO boot camp or get booted from the business community. While in said boot camp he ought to be the one to peel the potatoes, take the orders from everyone else, and do all the menial tasks without any help so he can feel what it is like for the folks in the trenches.

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madchemep2 April 05 2014 at 12:05 PM

The driver that damaged the paint on that train should get way more than a ticket. If I were the judge, he would be walking or taking the train for at least five years, have Child Welfare take a good hard look at his parenting skills, and have him worry about payments on that SUV as well as pay for any damages. I'm sure the insurance company didn't sign on for that stupidity. God bless the railroad engineers that have to put up with this nonsense. And that's showing how compassionate I can be. Judge Roy Bean.

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bcat79 April 05 2014 at 11:54 AM

Oh Yeah, totally fire the Boss not the worker, who is stuck waiting to go home after a long night of working. His note even said without calling....implying if the boss had called with a reasonable excuse....

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