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Women uses car to block train

2013-03-20 10:02

GOING OFF THE RAILS: Bridgett Dixon faces charges of risking a catastrophe, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness for planting her car across railway tracks.

Pennsylvanian police believe that the sound of a train whistle was too much for a female driver who allegedly parked her car on the tracks so it would get hit by a train.

Bridgett Dixon (42), was caught after Monongahela police found her 2001 Plymouth Neon parked on train tracks. Police initially were called to railway crossing following a report of a woman yelling that her car was stuck on the tracks.

'SICK OF HEARING THE HORN'

Authorities report that the keys were left in the ignition and that the vehicle didn't appear to be stuck or disabled.

Dixon reportedly told officers that she was tired of trains "blowing their whistles" when she is in town and on the telephone.

She allegedly told police that she left the car on the middle of the tracks so the train would hit it and she could find out who was “driving the train.”

Police Chief Brian Tempest said: “I guess she was sick and tired of hearing the horn blowing. She doesn’t even live that close to the tracks. The whistle doesn’t blow unless the train is coming up on an intersection.”

Tempest said there is one branch of tracks that runs near Dixon’s home, but it hasn’t been used for years. The chief said police have had contact with her in the past but never regarding complaints about trains.

Dixon was charged with risking a catastrophe, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.


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