NBC: Hummer vandalized in DC, neighbor comments 'send it to Iraq'
NBC reported Thursday on the case of a $38,000 Hummer, parked on the street in front of its owner's house in Washington, DC because it couldn't fit in the garage, that had all its windows bashed in and its tires slashed by two masked men in the middle of the night. "Could this, some wondered, be the work of eco-terrorists?" NBC asked, comparing the event to a $50 million fire at an apartment complex in San Diego in 2003.
"Everybody has a right to drive what they want to drive," asserted one of the Hummer owner's friends. But a neighbor commented slightingly, "He's very proud of himself that he has such a macho vehicle that belongs in a war zone. Send it to Iraq."
According to the Washington Post, the owner bought the seven-foot-tall vehicle a month ago "in part because he is starting a company, Washington Sports Marketing, that is 'image-based.'"
The following video is from NBC's Today Show, broadcast on July 19.