Beware the Phantom Expander

Not a new lingerie feature, but a vigilante of sorts:

A “phantom” with a grudge is roaming the streets of Blenheim [NZ] armed with tubes of expanding building foam, exacting revenge on “wide-mouthed” boy-racer style car exhausts.

In an anonymous letter sent to The Marlborough Express, the self-styled “Phantom Expander” 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 writer said in the letter received late last week that eight vehicles had already been targeted.

I hold no brief for non-muffling mufflers with fart-can outlets, but I have a feeling that the Expander will be fairly quickly caught in the act, and that the catcher, far from being amused, will take action against the lad’s own exhaust, as it were. One can only hope.

(Via Autoblog.)







1 comment

  1. fillyjonk »

    4 February 2009 · 3:21 pm

    Ah, vigilante justice.

    I wish I could build some kind of Tesla device that I could hang on the wall next to my bed, where a push of the button would disable the sound system of any automobile within a 3 mile radius.

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