Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Chrysler LeBaron Snuffed! Man Charged!

From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
A man was jailed briefly over the weekend for shooting his broken-down car -- five times.

Broward Sheriff's Office spokesman Hugh Graf said John McGivney, 64, walked out of his home at the Bougainvilla Isles Apartments, on the 4500 block of Bougainvilla Drive, clutching a loaded .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol in his hand around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15th,

McGivney, Graf said, walked across the parking lot and up to his green 1994 Chrysler LeBaron. He pointed the gun at the aging auto and calmly pumped five rounds into car's hood.

When George Haberkorn, the property's manager, asked what he was doing, McGivney replied, "I'm putting my car out of its misery, George."
I gotta say that a .380 is a little light for a LeBaron. Maybe a .44 Magnum would have been a better choice. Or an RPG.


Anonymous said...

what if a person was around? or a kid? You don`t see the problem with people shooting at its cars? Only in the US of A.

OXEN said...


I'm reminded of the old M*A*S*H episode where Sherman Potter's Jeep get run over by a tank and he pulls out his .45 and shoots it!

Anonymous said...

cookie, you're an idiot. Did you even read the article? They arrested him, and threw his ass in jail, because he broke the law! What more do you expect us to do about it? Besides, he was only using a .380, it's not like he was capping his ride with a real cartridge.

And secondly, why are you posting whiny-assed anti-gun comments in the blog of one of America's most public defenders of the RKBA? What do you hope to accomplish? Do you expect that one morning Bane will wake up and say "Dang, I'm tired of living this macho lie and endangering kids with the mere presense of my 3rd world sized arsenal. I think I'll take up tofu and Druidic chanting instead." I think you'd have an easier time convincing Jay Leno to give up his cars and ride public transit.