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Pulling the wrong string

This is my favorite story today so far:

An appeals court has cleared a New York City driver in a fatal crash after agreeing she faced an "unforeseen emergency" when a back-seat passenger untied her bikini top.

The July 2008 crash occurred on the New York Thruway. The Daily News (http://nydn.us/1b01Hz9 ) reports Brittany Lahm briefly took her hands off the wheel when her bikini top came off.


Lahm and a group of friends were returning to Rockland County after a day at the shore. Brandon Berman, who allegedly pulled the bikini strings, was killed.

A court would never put it this way of course, but if you're going to pull a dangerous prank and get killed in the process, there is some cosmic justice in play.

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