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Words: Pat Bridges
Photos: Bob Plumb


Abductions are nothing new in Utah, but when the victim doesn’t fit the third wife mold they do become less common. If the perps are black hoody wearin’ ruffians then you know The Snatcher Van is involved. According to reports coming off the wire 8 “dudes” entered the home of one “Josh” at 7:00 am on a sunny weekend morning. Josh fit the profile of your average shop lurkin’ shred and in turn was easily lured into a day of lapping at Brighton. The perps are believed to be members of the elite Nitro Snowboard team. In a gesture to mock authorities these miscreants not only shot photos of their deeds but they also videotaped their actions. Riders like Knut Elliason, Blake Geis and Justin Keniston can be clearly see pulling back……flips on jib bonk tubes, forward moving tripods and elusive frontside grab ollies while threading the board and upper body with a rope. Brazen moves like this are but a few of the subversive ways these fringe players show disdain for society. In a positive turn of events for Utah riders it is believed that those responsible for these heinous acts have moved on to Colorado.

[caption id="attachment_45321" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Nothing like stopping at 7-11 on the way to a kidnapping. Or using a car with non descript hubcabs as a chase vehicle."]Nitro Snatcher Utah 01[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_45343" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Proper use of storage space but there are ski boots creeping into the frame in the lower right."]Nitro Snatcher Utah 02[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_45325" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The look of someone who knows they are getting kidnapped… or they just got caught trying to get their bed pregnant."]Nitro Snatcher Utah 03[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_45327" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Milosport is reported to be the local hideout of the Nitro Team. It is rumored that they loaded up on provisions here before heading to the hill. "]Nitro Snatcher Utah 04[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_45329" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="This is the moment that the captors realized Josh was goofy."]Nitro Snatcher Utah 05[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_45331" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="More Cobra Digs then Reservoir Dogs."]Nitro Snatcher Utah 06[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_45333" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="This should be called a flying fish because the rider is combing a stalefish with the bird. Well played."]Nitro Snatcher Utah 07[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_45335" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Something smelled rotten about this caper and it wasn’t the stalefish in the last photo. We knew that something was up. Someone was on the take and this crooked cop just proves it."]Nitro Snatcher Utah 08[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_45337" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Get a little closer to that guys backside with that camera on a stick and you’ll have a Go-Poo instead of a Go-Pro."]Nitro Snatcher Utah 09[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_45345" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Proper Japandrecht!"]Nitro Snatcher Utah 10[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_45341" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Everything about this photo is Boss. "]Nitro Snatcher Utah 11[/caption]

Wasnatched: Nitro Snatcher Van Violates Utah

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