Three farmers abducted from their farms on Wednesday October 16, in Maro village along Kaduna-Abuja highway have been rescued by troops attached to Operation Thunder Strike. One of the kidnappers was killed by soldiers who stormed the kidnappers' den after receiving credible intelligence. The Deputy Director Army Public […]
For over a decade, residents of the O Calvario and A Doblada neighborhoods in the Spanish city of Vigo have been living in fear of finding their cars scratched or with toothpicks jammed in the keyhole. The culprit? A 79-year-old man who has reportedly vandalized over 1,000 cars in the last year alone.
Most often than not, vandals try to make sure there are no witnesses before damaging someone else’s property, but that’s not how Jose Antonio V., a 79-year-old man from Vigo, operates. He scratches parked cars and jams toothpicks into their keyholes in broad daylight, with a total disregard disregard for witnesses. And if someone dares to say something or try to stop him, the old man gets aggressive and often hits people with his cane. Police estimate that last year alone, the notorious vandal damaged around 1,120 cars, and he’s off to a “great” start in 2019 as well, with evidence linking him to over 120 vandalized vehicles.
Stubborn is a very accurate description of this elderly vandal. Despite having been arrested dozens of times over the last few years for property damage and physical aggression against others, he refuses to change his ways. He goes out on the street and scratches cars using a key or metal coins and sticks wooden toothpicks into their keyholes.
Jose is notorious in the two Vigo neighborhoods he operates in. Almost all the locals know about him, and there are warning posters with his face on them on every block, so people who don’t know what he looks like can watch out for him.