Can a pair of oddly placed exhaust stacks on a truck that has no business having exhaust stacks lead to the capture of an Illinois murder suspect? Authorities hope so. The truck was spotted in Beason, Illinois, in the same time frame that the Gee family was murdered. We hope they find the bastard who is responsible.
Bed stacks are mostly violation worthy, but bed stacks in a gas-burning truck that is not a Lil Red Express almost always are. Make the truck in question a Ford Ranger and place the stacks at the rear of the bed and we have violation nirvana.
In his quest to find out why someone would do this, writer Ryan Denham of Pantagraph.com contacted a couple of exhaust industry people, including MBRP, a company that sells lots of diesel truck systems, many of which are stack systems. The MBRP spokesman basically said that you can put the stacks wherever you want on the truck. He didn’t take nearly the stance that a representative from Grand Rock exhaust took when he said, “If you put them on a Ranger, you’re doing it just to be stupid.” Our sentiments exactly.
Who knows if the truck has been modified since the crime, but if you are in the Bloomington or Beason, Illinois, areas, keep your eyes peeled for a dumb-ass looking Ranger. The person driving it may be a murderer.