Recently two cars at my residence were vandalized. Profanities were scratched onto the surfaces. As maddening as this is, this damage can be repaired. What cannot be so easily repaired is the injury that could have resulted from the other damage done.
The air was let out of two tires on each of the cars. One of these cars belonged to my 17-year-old granddaughter.
It was dark at 6:45 a.m. when she left for school and she did not see the damage done to her tires. As she was driving to school on the freeway, the rear of her car began to fishtail. Luckily, she had the smarts to slow down to 20 miles per hour and managed to make it to the parking lot of her school, where she saw the damage and called her grandfather.
Needless to say, she was very frightened.
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I wonder if these thoughtless vandals ever considered that their selfish escapades could have injured someone. This is doubtful, as I do not think this type of person has ever had an unselfish thought in their lives.
I am sure that I speak for the many other people whose cars were also vandalized on that same day in west Olympia.