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Tim Holmseth is apparently trying to pull a fast one with his readers by claiming that someone knifed a tire on his car. He put up a photo of the tire with the location of the stabbings marked with a grease pen.

Anyone who knows anything about cars would spot the problem with his claim immediately. The alleged knifing of the tire must have been done by a midget who is also a cortionist. The reason this had to be is that the deed was done on a part of the tire that faces the engine of the car and not from the outside of the car which is where these things are normally done.

Take a real close look at the photo. His tire is mounted on what is known as a deep dish rim. What this means is that the rim looks like a bowl turned on it’s side. The flat side of the rim faces the outside and the concave or bowl part faces the inside of the wheel well. The reason for the shape is that the rim has to clear the brakes and brake lines mounted on the brake drum or brake disk.

This kind of rim cannot be mounted backwards because it would jam up against the brake caliper and would not be able to move. Also, it would be a dangerous thing to do as it would misalign the track of the car and would be nearly impossible to control.

Another problem here is that there are 5 locations where the knifing was alleged to have occured. A tire is nothing more than a container holding compressed air. The amount of pressure is at least 28 pounds per square inch and as much as 40 pounds per square inch depending on how much air is put into the tire.

28 pounds per square inch is a lot of pressure being exerted on a relitively thin piece of synthetic rubber. If you poke the tire with a knife the air will release so fast it will sound like a bomb going off. The tire will also go flat rather quickly.

This brings up another problem with this claim. When fully inflated, the sidewall of the tire is quite rigid. Knifing it to let the air out would not be difficault, if done from the outside, that is. The problem is that after the first stabbing, the tire would no longer be rigid as the air holding the sidewall rigid is excaping fast. The sidewall would begin to give way as the air rushes out thus requiring more force to penetrate the sidewall. 

By the 5th stabbing it would be nearly impossible to penetrate the sidewall.

I would suggest that some of you might want to simulate this incident. You do not have to ruin a tire in the process. Just get something to simulate a knife. A stick about 6 inches long should be sufficent. Now position yourself so that you can reach behind the tire of a Ford Focus or similar car and see what is necessary to stab the sidewall of the tire in 5 separate locations and then get up and get the heck out of there without being caught.

Next do the same simulation stabbing the OUTSIDE sidewall of the tire that would be facing you. The latter would be far easier and would allow you to both keep an eye on your surroundings as well as to be able to run away in the event someone sees what you are doing. 

By doing this little test, you would be proving that Tim Holmseth rather sloppily tried to stage a crime scene.

He has not filed a police report. I already checked on this one. It has been close to a full day since he wrote about this. He did not publish a photo of the note. Where was the note found, on the windshield under the wiper blade? It would have been the most logical place to put it.

He has yet to provide a police report. Why?

Where did the alleged crime take place? At his apartment? At Domino’s. At a local titty bar? No details provided.

Instead he posts a photo of a damaged tire followed again by his conspiracy theories and a request for money to pay for the replacement tire.

What is apparent here is that Tim is once again scamming people. He is committing a serious crime by doing so. He is soliciting funds by deceptive means by the use of an electronic device, in this case a computer.

“Elements of Wire Fraud

Wire fraud is very similar to regular fraud, except that it takes place over phone lines or involves electronic communications. The legal definition of wire fraud has four elements:

  • The defendant created or participated in a scheme to defraud another out of money;
  • The defendant did so with intent to defraud;
  • It was reasonably foreseeable that the defendant would use wire communications; and
  • The defendant did in fact use interstate wire communications.

For the purposes of wire fraud, “interstate wire communications” could mean telephone calls, electronic communication such as fax machines or the internet, or even television.”

His scam to seek donations is known as wire fraud.

The appropriate authorities will be notified.

Stay tuned