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On Sunday morning, a gray Honda Accord parked in the 800 block of Massachusetts Street had a shattered windshield and a crushed roof, possibly from Saturday night’s celebration.
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Vandals will be vandals.
i wouldn't park my car withing 3 blocks of downtown after a KU win -- there was 10 vehicles that looked as bad as this or worse after sat. nights win.
Possibly??? from Saturday night's celebrations?
It's still better than flipping cars and setting things on fire which is apparently how they celebrate in Kentucky.
I don't condone the vandals behavior...but if you are dumb enough to park your car on Mass Street, knowing that if KU wins the game 40,000+ people are going to flood the streets to celebrate, you are partly to blame for parking your car where you know their is a VERY good chance it is going to be damaged. Just like tonight...if you don't want your car damaged, don't park on Mass. A little bit of common sense could have gone along way to avoid this.
I blame the parent, letting kids get involved in sports and the frenzy. They should know that their kids will not be held accountable for their actions, any harm they do will be blamed on the victims or property. All store owner's and other human beings should not have their property or themselves anywhere where these blameless kids, fueled by youthful hijinks are going to be.
back in the day, I saw a kid break a window, asked him why, he said it was ok, no one saw him. I never liked vandals,and I don't like people who blame victims for being in the vandal's target zone.
I agree with pace. What's the world coming to?
People should not need to fear parking on Mass street for any reason. The cars that were damaged is in no way the fault of the owners.
200 law officers yet several cars were damaged and no one received a citation.... as far as we know.
It doesn't matter what happened in Lexington,Kentucky this vandalism cannot be justified!
One of the two cars that I saw damaged (not ten). I don't know what the story is on this one, but I know the story on the other: The owner and or its passengers were fully responsible for the damage. It's not exactly vandalism if the damaged is caused by the idiot driver jumping on top on the vehicle and inviting as many people as will fit to join him. It was only a matter of time before one of the idiots fell into the windshield. Luckily, no one was hurt.
For clarification of my previous post: On another thread, an LJWorld.com user posted a picture depicting a car in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street that had sustained similar damage during the celebration. That car was damaged by the driver himself and his passengers. It wasn't "vandalism." It was stupidity.
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