Shoelaces As Seen In The News
Shoelaces occasionally make an appearance in the news, where they have been involved in good and bad, happy and sad events. Here's some excerpts from various news stories involving shoelaces.
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News Story Excerpts – 2011
Brock: Shoelace antics led to Suh stomp
– Fox Sports (USA), 12-Dec-2011
So he says, “OK, every time you're in a pile, I want you to focus on something. I want you to untie his shoes.”
“Anytime you can, just reach in; he's got floppy shoe laces, he doesn't spat (cover them with tape) or anything, just untie his shoes. It will irritate him.”
Brock said the Packers offensive lineman untied Suh's shoes three times during the game.
“That's why he stomped him,” Brock said.
Bristol mum's horror as boy's shoelace gets stuck in Primark escalator
– Bristol Evening Post (UK), 12-Dec-2011
A PREGNANT mum says she was abused by shoppers and ignored by staff as she struggled to free her son when his shoelace
became stuck in a store's escalator.
“I was desperately trying to pull his shoe off but it was getting tighter as the lace was pulled in.”
Shoe laces help Wigton's John Millington master RAC Rally
– News & Star (UK), 09-Dec-2011
But the event wasn't all plain sailing – the pair had to operate their wipers using shoe laces at one point after they
failed in heavy rain.
“We tied shoe laces around the wiper blade and had to drag it across the screen when the water got too much for Gwyndaf to see through the screen.”
Van driver cleared of killing biker on Bury New Road after telling jury his shoelace became tangled on pedals
– Manchester Evening News (UK), 08-Dec-2011
A van driver has been cleared over the death of a biker after the jury heard his shoelace had got stuck around the accelerator.
Stephen Johnson, 54, couldn't get his foot on to the brake and drove straight into the path of motorcyclist Ian Brierley.
Man dies in freak shooting accident
– News24 (Africa), 31-Oct-2011
Dr Paul Möller, 60, was alone at a shooting range on Saturday morning when he apparently stepped on a loose shoelace and fell down while holding his .357 revolver.
As he fell down, a shot went off and hit him in the right temple.
Dravid's shoe-lace costs him his wicket!
– OneIndia (India), 13-Aug-2011
... commentator David Frost discerned that the bat had actaully [sic] brushed against the lace of Dravid's boot in the willow's follow-through and that it was most likely this unusual collision that exuded the impression of a thick nick by the ball off the bat!
David Bowie's Manners Won Over Iman
– Daily Express (UK), 29-Jul-2011
I remember once the laces on my trainers came undone and David was down on his knees in the middle of the street tying them for me.
Michael Caine hates shoe laces
– Yahoo! OMG! (Philippines), 19-Jul-2011
[One night] my shoe lace broke. It screwed me right up. I've never worn shoes with laces since.
How the Markells met: Love at first shoelace?
– Delaware Online (USA), 24-Jun-2011
Host Joe Scarborough introduced Carla Markell ... noting the couple first met in kindergarten.
Asked what kind of introduction the young Jack Markell made, the first lady responded: “He taught me how to tie my shoes.”
Man's shoelace caught on gas pedal, causes serious accident
– The Destin Log (USA), 17-Mar-2011
Pensacola resident Richard Miller was driving east on U.S. Highway 98 around 9:30 a.m. when his shoelace became entangled
on the gas pedal and he was unable to stop.
Miller, who was driving a 2006 Chevrolet, hit the back of a 1974 MG GT ...
Thief left [left] hanging by shoelaces
– Daily Mirror (UK), 12-Mar-2011
A BUNGLING thief had to call 999 for help after a botched getaway left him dangling from a fence by his shoelaces.
The clumsy crook, 28, was snared when his shoelace became caught.
Gosport man gets head stuck in thorn bush after trying to tie shoelaces
– Hampshire Daily Echo (UK), 19-Jan-2011
A MAN fell down a 20-foot embankment and ended up with his head stuck in a thorn bush after an unsuccessful attempt to tie
his shoe laces.
Shortly after midnight the man bent down to tie his laces at Rowner Road, Gosport, and rolled down the bank.