Fireworks in the back seat of a car were once merely metaphor. At least one and possibly two vandals in Portland, Maine gave the phrase literal meaning last month, when they slipped what police believe was a Roman candle into the back seat of a parked car.

Police are searching for information about the culprit or culprit. Surveillance footage from a nearby apartment building shows someone from a parked car placing the firework through the partially opened window of a 2009 Nissan Versa at about 1:40 a.m. on July 17. The incident occurred on Cumberland Ave., according to the Portland Press-Herald.

Moments later, the guilty party leaves the lot in an unidentified gray vehicle out of the lot as the fireworks fill the Versa's back seat with smoke and dazzling show that lasts for approximately 20 seconds. The next morning, the vehicle owner found burn marks throughout the inside of her vehicle and called police.

Full story: Portland Press-Herald


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      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder if how that white car is parked had something to do with why they did that to her car (look at how far to one side of the parking space she appears to have parked).
      • 2 Years Ago
      wow........that car was so beautifull......stupid...vandels...
      stevelozano4
      • 2 Years Ago
      UNIDENTIFIED GREY VEHICLE? Are you kidding me? It's abviously a 2003 - 2005 Honda Civic Ex sedan. Hell, they even hit the car while leaving. Noticed the white car move while the civic leaves, swipping the white Versa. I't might be the Ex that caused this. Police migth want to check into that lead.
        sadiemae1214
        • 2 Years Ago
        @stevelozano4
        The car was on video. If they cleaned it up a bit, I'll bet they could read the LICENSE PLATE NUMBER !
      • 2 Years Ago
      OMG. This is stupid, but WHY was the Nissan's windows rolled down for someone to throw firework in it.
      puddlesound
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow. Does anyone proofread these articles before they are posted?
        sadiemae1214
        • 2 Years Ago
        @puddlesound
        Funny how your post and the post above you from "Oram" have the exact same last remark, posted the exact same way? Could you 2 be one and the same?
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is not for young people only. It is never too late to fall in love, we seniors can also go online dating. ~~~~Seniorwoo. c'o'm~~~~ is especially for over 50 dating. Did you see the grey car clip the white car as he drove off? There should be some paint left!
      Jim
      • 2 Years Ago
      If they don't catch the culprit, i hope they at least catch the culprit.
        KK
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jim
        Maybe they will or maybe they won't. I hope they do.
          Jim
          • 2 Years Ago
          @KK
          It was a joke. Did anybody read the article? "Police are searching for information about the culprit or culprit."
      Ttaylorssm
      • 2 Years Ago
      Did the person who wrote this article graduate middle school?
      Relevant Data
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh Mr Policeman come back... oh, please come back.
      Relevant Data
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm glad they told me to pay very close attention to the white car otherwise I would have missed the whole blasted thing.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Did anyone notice the squad car passing the driveway just after the grey car with the vandals pulled out?
      patardugno
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who was in the car that was parked next to it, & made their get away as soon as they were sure the fireworks were exploding??!!! It wuld have been better if the Police car stopped, to see what was causing the bright flashes & possibly loud noises.
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