Arrested after firing 5 rounds into hood, he says jail time worth it
Updated: 1:41 p.m. ET April 20, 2005
MIAMI - Fed up with his troublesome car, a Florida man fired five rounds from a semi-automatic pistol into the hood of the 1994 Chrysler LeBaron.
“I’m putting my car out of its misery,” 64-year-old John McGivney said after the incident outside an apartment building in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, according to a police report that listed the car as “deceased.”
McGivney surrendered to police, was jailed on a firearms charge Friday and released on bond a day later. He told officers the car had been giving him trouble for years.
“I think every guy in the universe has wanted to do it,” the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Wednesday quoted McGivney as saying. “It was worth every damn minute in that jail.”
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