Vigilante targets boy racer exhausts in Blenheim

Vigilante targets boy racer exhausts in Blenheim

A secretive self-styled vigilante in Blenheim is staging a hate campaign against the so called ‘boy-racers” of the town. The vigilante’s brand of justice involves spraying an expanding building foam into the big-bore exhausts of any cars that are seen to fit the boy-racer profile.

In an anonymous letter sent to The Marlborough Express newspaper, the “Phantom Foamer” said he or she was randomly targeting vehicles with wide exhausts and filling them with the expanding foam.

“I have taken it upon myself to respond to the socially maladjusted Blenheim pinheads that have chosen to have a wide-mouthed-boy-racer exhaust installed on their car,” the letter said.

The Phantom said in the letter that eight vehicles had already been targeted.

The expanding building foam takes about four hours to set.

Blenheim Police constable Michelle Stagg said in an interview with a local paper that police had received four complaints of “foamings”, but as yet no charges had been laid as the car owners were able to clear out the foam before it dried.

Victims have included a Marlborough District Council employee and a police officer.  Potentially the foam bandit could face charges of wilful damage and disorderly behaviour, and possibly the more serious unlawful interference with a motor vehicle.

The owners of the targeted vehicles could face repair bills in the thousands of dollars. The foam could potentially cause head gaskets to blow or exhaust systems to break. The worst-hit car so far has had its exhaust system removed and the foam burnt out.

In the letter the Phantom said that the “public service” would continue until the “inadequate nobheads get the message”. The writer advised vehicle owners of “wide-mouthed blowers” to remove them otherwise their turn would come to face the foam. “It may not happen tomorrow, next week, or next month, but it will happen. Enjoy!”, the letter said.

Getting your vehicle foamed by a psycho may not be as bad as it being crushed by a politician. However, now more than ever it pays to keep an eye on your wheels and not act too much like a pinhead… or a nobhead.

A secretive self-styled vigilante in Blenheim is staging a hate campaign against the so called ‘boy-racers” of the town. The vigilante’s brand of justice involves spraying an expanding building foam into the big-bore exhausts of any cars that are seen to fit the boy-racer profile.

In an anonymous letter sent to The Marlborough Express newspaper, the “Phantom Foamer” said he or she was randomly targeting vehicles with wide exhausts and filling them with the expanding foam.

“I have taken it upon myself to respond to the socially maladjusted Blenheim pinheads that have chosen to have a wide-mouthed-boy-racer exhaust installed on their car,” the letter said.

The Phantom said in the letter that eight vehicles had already been targeted.

The expanding building foam takes about four hours to set.

Blenheim Police constable Michelle Stagg said in an interview with a local paper that police had received four complaints of “foamings”, but as yet no charges had been laid as the car owners were able to clear out the foam before it dried.

Victims have included a Marlborough District Council employee and a police officer.  Potentially the foam bandit could face charges of wilful damage and disorderly behaviour, and possibly the more serious unlawful interference with a motor vehicle.

The owners of the targeted vehicles could face repair bills in the thousands of dollars. The foam could potentially cause head gaskets to blow or exhaust systems to break. The worst-hit car so far has had its exhaust system removed and the foam burnt out.

In the letter the Phantom said that the “public service” would continue until the “inadequate nobheads get the message”. The writer advised vehicle owners of “wide-mouthed blowers” to remove them otherwise their turn would come to face the foam. “It may not happen tomorrow, next week, or next month, but it will happen. Enjoy!”, the letter said.

Getting your vehicle foamed by a psycho may not be as bad as it being crushed by a politician. However, now more than ever it pays to keep an eye on your wheels and not act too much like a pinhead… or a nobhead.

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