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Then Why Did You Call it a ‘Drive-In’?

Leonard Webb, 68, says his gas pedal got stuck, and that’s why he plowed through the wall at the B&K Rootbeer drive-in, in Kokomo, Ind. After punching through the brick wall, his truck ended up in the fryer area of the kitchen. He ran into a deep fryer, knocking out about 100 pounds of hot fat. It splattered an employee, who was treated for first- and second-degree burns. “It was like an explosion went off,” said B&K’s owner, Dennis Rupert, about the crash. When the dust settled, he says, Webb “got out and tried to order some hot dogs.” But all in all, Rupert said, “It could have been so much worse.” (RC/Kokomo Tribune) ...Right: his order could have required the now-empty deep fryer.
Original Publication Date: 07 August 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 18.

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