Thursday, January 03, 2008

For Marine's Sendoff, His Car Is Keyed

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For Marine's Sendoff, His Car Is Keyed
By John Kass


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Marine Sgt. Michael McNulty--now on his way to Iraq for his second tour of duty in the war--took meticulous care of his car. It is a black two-door BMW, an expensive ride for a young Marine from Chicago, but then, McNulty didn't exactly join up for the big paycheck and luxury vacations.

The 26-year-old McNulty was a trader at the exchange and enlisted in the Reserves after 9/11. He babied his car so much that he had military vanity plates along with a sticker in his window that let people know that a Marine or a Marine supporter drove that car.

But someone didn't like the Marine sticker, or the pro-military plates, and decided to stage an anti-war protest, with a key or hard piece of metal, on the shiny black finish of Sgt. McNulty's car that caused $2,400 in damage."It's a really nice car. It's in perfect condition. He keeps it meticulous. And he was going to sell it," said Sgt. McNulty's friend, Tom Sullivan, a college buddy from Loyola University.

The last time Sgt. McNulty was in Iraq, he worked a .50-caliber machine gun from a Humvee. Now that he's going back, he really doesn't need a shiny black BMW that shows dust."There wasn't a scratch on his car," Sullivan said.

But there is one now. It is a big scratch, a particularly long scratch in that black paint, a scratch stretching from the rear driver's side around the back, across the trunk, then up to the passenger's side. If you have a car, and parked it on the street, surely you've thought about what an angry key could do to it.

According to the Cook County state's attorney's office, it wasn't an accident, but a deliberate key job, not done by some kid or street thug, but by a Chicago lawyer who apparently can't stand the military.

more...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-kass_03jan03,0,5792645,full.column

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2 Comments:

Blogger VerityINK said...

I'm sorry no one seems to be bothered by this; I AM...

7:07 PM  
Anonymous BOBCAT said...

It bothers me, too, Donal. Another low-class Demonrat!

9:58 AM  

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