How’s this for a bizarre sequence of events? On April 4th of 1958, it was reported that a car driven by Sacramento, California resident John Wilke swerved out of control to avoid hitting a little girl that ran out into the street.
On January 22nd of 1958 thieves in New York City stole a tractor trailer loaded with $22,000 worth of green coffee. (That would be about $175,000 today.) They drove the truck to another garage at 564 Carroll Street and unloaded the coffee. What they didn’t anticipate was that in removing all of that weight, the truck’s body would rise higher than the garage door through which it had entered.