Wednesday, August 6, 2008

landlord finds way to double his losses

It was an unusual and costly method of debt collection.

Early Thursday morning, a 30-year-old man intentionally rammed his Hummer into a home near Newark, NJ. The married couple who were sleeping inside were suddenly awakened by the loud crash, but unharmed.

The couple knew the driver-- it was their landlord. He apparently was upset because the couple was behind on their rent.

When police went to arrest the landlord, they found his Hummer was damaged and had a pine branch stuck in the bumper. He faces criminal charges for reckless endangerment.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/

Here's a great idea: get your revenge by ruining your own property AND your over-priced car... and then face legal issues.

1 comment:

Michael said...

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Best,
Michael