Man who crushed girl’s car at Redneck Yacht Club pays up

Teen said car was crushed at Redneck Yacht Club/ PHOTO NBC-2

Teen said car was crushed at Redneck Yacht Club/ PHOTO NBC-2

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The man who used his 'monster van' to crush a 16-year-old girl's car over the weekend made good on his mistake Tuesday.

Norman Nowling was arrested on a charge of felony criminal mischief after squashing the Toyota Corolla early Saturday morning at the Redneck Yacht Club in Charlotte County.

He met with the girl's stepfather Tuesday, and gave her a $6,500 check to cover the cost of getting her a new vehicle. She says she'll start shopping for a new car this afternoon.

"I need to go to sleep every night with a clear conscience," Nowling said.

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savethewhalz writes:

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trueamerican writes:

in response to No_bull_for_you:

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I think it's great the guy stood up and got counted. That's a lot more than your average tomato picker would do....

savethewhalz writes:

in response to No_bull_for_you:

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I see no crime either, unless destroying another's property then giving them a check is all hunky dory.

brianfl writes:

Im sure it will buff out

FECOYLE writes:

Good for him! A few beers made him screw up but his upbringing made him square up. A real man!

brianfl writes:

An old toyota carolla with dents in it, the Hatian special!!

eagle1610 writes:

If he makes full restitution - then no crime.

Case closed.

Seems like his conscience is working.

Bigkondorsback (Inactive) writes:

You will see that car on Craigslist next week. Minor damage, 94 Corolla $7500 cash.
Not from the girl that owns it, but from the guy who buys it for $500 tomorrow. Probably out of Lehigh..

Opinionated writes:

in response to eagle1610:

If he makes full restitution - then no crime.

Case closed.

Seems like his conscience is working.

He did make full restitution.

Cameras rolling on NBC-2. He handed a check to the girl’s step-father to buy her another car.

Long story short, he said security/police told him it was an abanded car and it was OK to flatten it to please the crowd.

Klaatu writes:

Good for him !
He did the right thing.

He gave her far more than what a 94 corolla is worth!

Sick writes:

If she is paying 6500 for a 94 corolla I will go buy 500 of them for 2000.00 all day long and sell them to her.

That car is 18 years old. And I guarantee it had 200k miles on it.

No way.

Not to mention she didn't have insurance. She should have been arrested.

Good guy for stepping up but he got screwed.

Or maybe he really did?

Still not worth 6500.00

foyoinfo writes:

Next month I'll park a $1500 car out there and collect $6500 for it. I'm sure they'll welcome her out there with open arms next time.

Sick writes:

Wait one cotton pickin minute here. What was a 16 year old girl doing out with no insurance driving and attending an adult event where rednecks are plowed drunk driving monster trucks around?

Mom and Dad you are bad parents to allow this from your prim and proper little girl.

ps: Nice pink hair.

LOL

Naplestango writes:

in response to Sick:

Wait one cotton pickin minute here. What was a 16 year old girl doing out with no insurance driving and attending an adult event where rednecks are plowed drunk driving monster trucks around?

Mom and Dad you are bad parents to allow this from your prim and proper little girl.

ps: Nice pink hair.

LOL

SWFL is the domain of the good'ol red white & blue!
red neck - white trash - blue collar
Except Naples, the enclave of
red ink - white collar - blue b*lls

privateroad writes:

in response to Sick:

Wait one cotton pickin minute here. What was a 16 year old girl doing out with no insurance driving and attending an adult event where rednecks are plowed drunk driving monster trucks around?

Mom and Dad you are bad parents to allow this from your prim and proper little girl.

ps: Nice pink hair.

LOL

liability insurance doesn't pay for damage to your vehicle only the other guys. She got triple what her car was worth so go enjoy your newer car. That guys van is bad a, s, s.

itmattershere writes:

Now thats a stand up guy. He made a huge mistake in judgement & has owned up to it, so charges should be dropped when he gets in front of the Judge, same as time served.

Sick writes:

That's it I just called my machinery division out of Michigan. I told them to build me a 2500 h.p. Monster truck that will crush other monster trucks.

I told them spare no expense.

I am going out there and show them boy's what a 300,000.00 real monster truck can do.

I'm talkig everything from Nitrogen to Nitrous.

I will probably just auction it off for charity after I crush what they call "monster trucks".

I already named it "Felonious Assult"

It's gonna be Huuuuuuuuuuuuuge A!

beetlejuice writes:

rednecks can be nice
after sobriety testing
lol

wonderful (Inactive) writes:

in response to Sick:

That's it I just called my machinery division out of Michigan. I told them to build me a 2500 h.p. Monster truck that will crush other monster trucks.

I told them spare no expense.

I am going out there and show them boy's what a 300,000.00 real monster truck can do.

I'm talkig everything from Nitrogen to Nitrous.

I will probably just auction it off for charity after I crush what they call "monster trucks".

I already named it "Felonious Assult"

It's gonna be Huuuuuuuuuuuuuge A!

I think Tonka is in Japan.

Thanks, obama!

G-----

curler writes:

so you can just destroy someone else's property and a few days later write a check and it's ok. Nice world. idiots

Sick writes:

in response to wonderful:

I think Tonka is in Japan.

Thanks, obama!

G-----

My unit will start out as a chromolly tubular framed vehicle all custom fabbed out from my top men.

All American top to bottom.

They know what they are doing trust me.

They told me they were right in the middle of a military contract. I told the to put that order on the back burner and the truck comes first.

Klaatu writes:

Ya know this guy is getting shafted !
$6500 is far more than that car is worth and is excessive.
Two other trucks had already attempted to crush the car but couldn't. Security guard employed by RNYC witnessed the other trucks but took no action!
Isn't that his JOB ?

How come this guy gets stuck with the whole Bill!

All other involved ran away like little girls at least he man enough to stand up and make it right !

But Fair is fair and RNYC needs to pony up some money and except responsibility for their employees inaction!

cerise writes:

As he should. It does not matter what her car was worth. His actions were wrong and I am sure there was some trauma for the girl. He has done the right thing by making sure she can find a car that is at least worth a bit more than what he took away from her.

blefebvre writes:

in response to Sick:

If she is paying 6500 for a 94 corolla I will go buy 500 of them for 2000.00 all day long and sell them to her.

That car is 18 years old. And I guarantee it had 200k miles on it.

No way.

Not to mention she didn't have insurance. She should have been arrested.

Good guy for stepping up but he got screwed.

Or maybe he really did?

Still not worth 6500.00

Since the vehicle was 18 years old she didn't have collision insurance. By law she must carry personal injury protection and property damage liability, which pays for damages cause to other people's property but not damages to her vehicle.

myrealname writes:

in response to curler:

so you can just destroy someone else's property and a few days later write a check and it's ok. Nice world. idiots

No, dummy, you can mistakenly do something foolish at the urging and assurance of a large crowd telling you its all good. And then you can find out the truth and feel like you have to attone for your mistake, although not a soul has told you it will alleviate the legal consequences. You do this because you have a conscience and you want to treat other as you would have them treat you.

Try thinking things through a little deeper before you post.

fedupwithnaples writes:

They are all a bunch of Red-neck, freaking IDIOTS. Who in their right mind(s) takes a expensive truck to a Mud hole to destory it? IDIOTS, Just TOTAL IDIOTS.
Poor Poor Red-neck white trash...now they go collect public assistance "cause I aint got no truck", I can't get to work, and who will take care of my babies?????

fishguts writes:

Seems the opinion is SW Fla is full of redneck white trash and illegals, oh except for 90% of the people posting on this blog. You're all a bunch of stand-up red+white+blue perfect people.

naplesweety21 writes:

I think the boyfriend did the family a favor.. That car was not worth 6,500..

myrealname writes:

in response to fedupwithnaples:

They are all a bunch of Red-neck, freaking IDIOTS. Who in their right mind(s) takes a expensive truck to a Mud hole to destory it? IDIOTS, Just TOTAL IDIOTS.
Poor Poor Red-neck white trash...now they go collect public assistance "cause I aint got no truck", I can't get to work, and who will take care of my babies?????

Yeah, except this redneck, who drove a truck that costs more than you make in a year at McDonalds, just wrote a check for $6500. Not many people on public assistance can do that, sparky. So take your redneck hate and s----- assumptions and stick them where the sun dont shine. lol

fedupwithnaples writes:

in response to myrealname:

Yeah, except this redneck, who drove a truck that costs more than you make in a year at McDonalds, just wrote a check for $6500. Not many people on public assistance can do that, sparky. So take your redneck hate and s----- assumptions and stick them where the sun dont shine. lol

Glad you have that kind of cash on hand. and perhaps you have a job...but unfortunately for the most part: these Mud Bathers, are on public assistance, do destory their trucks, and have many daddy babies....and heres one for you, if you are working you ar paying for them.
There is no Hate in my comment, Just the cold hard TRUTH. Tell me its not so.

myrealname writes:

in response to fedupwithnaples:

Glad you have that kind of cash on hand. and perhaps you have a job...but unfortunately for the most part: these Mud Bathers, are on public assistance, do destory their trucks, and have many daddy babies....and heres one for you, if you are working you ar paying for them.
There is no Hate in my comment, Just the cold hard TRUTH. Tell me its not so.

Again, youre making asumptions you cannot back-up and whats worse is youre making them the base of your argument. I cannot and will not dispute that there are people out there who fit your assumption to a "T". But I would be correct in pointing that those people would fit into the same percentage group as every other bottom of the barrel humans of every other race, ethnicity, or neck color. Which is to say about 10%. Which means 90% are as good as you and me. Capiche?

Therealist writes:

in response to fedupwithnaples:

They are all a bunch of Red-neck, freaking IDIOTS. Who in their right mind(s) takes a expensive truck to a Mud hole to destory it? IDIOTS, Just TOTAL IDIOTS.
Poor Poor Red-neck white trash...now they go collect public assistance "cause I aint got no truck", I can't get to work, and who will take care of my babies?????

It's a purpose built mud truck with 2.5 ton axles and tractor tires on it. Not sure what's so hard to figure out.

It sounds like you're stereotyping people who like to build monster trucks as being trailer trash hicks....much like saying all black peopel are gangsters who commit crime all the time.

Pure ignorance...please leave Naples if you're fed up with it.

sjmill writes:

in response to fedupwithnaples:

Glad you have that kind of cash on hand. and perhaps you have a job...but unfortunately for the most part: these Mud Bathers, are on public assistance, do destory their trucks, and have many daddy babies....and heres one for you, if you are working you ar paying for them.
There is no Hate in my comment, Just the cold hard TRUTH. Tell me its not so.

Fed up - you have no clue. Granted there are some individuals who are lower income that like to go mudding. That doesn't mean they are all on public assistance or are out having litters of kids. Most of the individuals that enjoy mudding are hard working, honest, blue collar people who don't destroy their vehicles having fun. They simply have fun, go home, wash the truck, and go to work the next day. You are way off base and, apparently, have a self-esteem issue that causes you to go bashing others with no justification. A bit jealous perhaps?

swamp4ever writes:

in response to fedupwithnaples:

They are all a bunch of Red-neck, freaking IDIOTS. Who in their right mind(s) takes a expensive truck to a Mud hole to destory it? IDIOTS, Just TOTAL IDIOTS.
Poor Poor Red-neck white trash...now they go collect public assistance "cause I aint got no truck", I can't get to work, and who will take care of my babies?????

http://michaelgraham.com/archives/sin...

There are probably some real white trash out there collecting public assistance, but I'm sure there aren't any with 15 kids whining like this gal. There are more feeding at the trough in the MLK neighborhood then there are in Golden Ghetto and Leroy Acres combined.

FLGIRL347 writes:

He actually paid up and more than the car is worth? Let's hope the check doesn't bounce.

fedupwithnaples writes:

in response to sjmill:

Fed up - you have no clue. Granted there are some individuals who are lower income that like to go mudding. That doesn't mean they are all on public assistance or are out having litters of kids. Most of the individuals that enjoy mudding are hard working, honest, blue collar people who don't destroy their vehicles having fun. They simply have fun, go home, wash the truck, and go to work the next day. You are way off base and, apparently, have a self-esteem issue that causes you to go bashing others with no justification. A bit jealous perhaps?

Nope not jealous one little bit, just stating the norm at these places. I have my opinion of what frequents your Mud Holes , go for it knock yourself out, behave badly, trash your trucks, go repair and rebuild. Go to work on Monday….too. Yes I Fled Naples years ago, saw the writing on the wall. I enjoy checking in on your growing insanity.

fedupwithnaples writes:

"You are way off base and, apparently, have a self-esteem issue that causes you to go bashing others with no justification. A bit jealous perhaps?"

In response , By the way I was not bashing, just stating the reality AS I VIEW IT, and trust me I do not have a self esteem issue. Perhaps you have the esteem issue. Time to grow up.
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myrealname writes:

in response to fedupwithnaples:

"You are way off base and, apparently, have a self-esteem issue that causes you to go bashing others with no justification. A bit jealous perhaps?"

In response , By the way I was not bashing, just stating the reality AS I VIEW IT, and trust me I do not have a self esteem issue. Perhaps you have the esteem issue. Time to grow up.
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AS YOU VIEW IT, is wrong but youre right, it is YOUR opinion and youre allowed to have it no matter how wrong it is. If I were you though, Id keep it to myself self because it just makes you look ignorant.

tacony19 writes:

in response to Sick:

My unit will start out as a chromolly tubular framed vehicle all custom fabbed out from my top men.

All American top to bottom.

They know what they are doing trust me.

They told me they were right in the middle of a military contract. I told the to put that order on the back burner and the truck comes first.

You WISH your unit was made out of chromolly; typical Michigan blow-hard. I've been living down here 46 years and have never met a person from Michigan who DOESN'T like the sound of their own voice.

Francophile2 writes:

And the haters speak ... sad, ignorant people.

LovesBS writes:

Publicity stunt...check the check which is probably still bouncing!

Redneck Yacht Club needs more members.

fedupwithnaples writes:

in response to myrealname:

AS YOU VIEW IT, is wrong but youre right, it is YOUR opinion and youre allowed to have it no matter how wrong it is. If I were you though, Id keep it to myself self because it just makes you look ignorant.

I appreciate your acceptance of my view. Buy doing so you just made me relaize that NOT everyone at the Mud Hole is ignorant. Greatly appreciated.

Sick writes:

in response to tacony19:

You WISH your unit was made out of chromolly; typical Michigan blow-hard. I've been living down here 46 years and have never met a person from Michigan who DOESN'T like the sound of their own voice.

The frame is done. My boys are working around the clock.

The engine just came off the dyno and peaked out at 2800 h.p.

Freight truck coming tonight with the tires. They are over 12' tall each.

This is going to get good. Stay tuned........

ps: Your truck was built in Michigan not in Ga or Fl. LOL.

light writes:

There are places where children do not belong. It is especially inappropriate when it may be dangerous. The Redneck Yacht Club appears to be an adult place. Don't ya think the owners should be investigated for contributing to the delinquency of minors?

myrealname writes:

in response to light:

There are places where children do not belong. It is especially inappropriate when it may be dangerous. The Redneck Yacht Club appears to be an adult place. Don't ya think the owners should be investigated for contributing to the delinquency of minors?

It appears to be an adult place? From what you have gathered in your preliminary investigation? Im guessing this is without you setting one foot on the property, right? And now youre calling for a criminal investigation of child abuse charges against the owner of the property??
Did you get this idea from your jump to conclusions mat?

fedupwithnaples writes:

in response to light:

There are places where children do not belong. It is especially inappropriate when it may be dangerous. The Redneck Yacht Club appears to be an adult place. Don't ya think the owners should be investigated for contributing to the delinquency of minors?

from the past post regarding the behaviors of the participants at this "Club", I am hoping that THERE ARE SOME who go there who do see something wrong with being young children. However I myself ponder the safety of having young children in a place where adults are drinking, and operating large trucks. But I suppose that the parents who are bringing the children do not care what happens? (notice a ?, not a statement) for sensitive readers. These would be the same parents that put three year olds on Four wheelers, send them swimming in canals, drink and drive with young children in their cars, leave their toddlers unattended in bathtubs, and give them access to their loaded guns.
to those who want to throw stones, saying that I am making a generalization: It is unfortunate that these particular events can be documented.

Here4Now writes:

OMG - the picture gallery - words escape me

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