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Police: Man caught keying officer's patrol car downtown arrested

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Police say a man caught keying a downtown Wilmington task force officer's patrol car early this morning was arrested after a group watched the man do it.

Wilmington Police say it happened at 16 S. Front Street just before 2:30 a.m. That's where they say a group of four people told police they watched the man key the deputy's patrol car there.

Police say the car belongs to a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy working with the downtown task force unit with WPD. Officers say they arrested the man near Front and Market streets, charging him with damage to personal property.

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Doesn't fit

"Officers say they arrested the man near Front and Market streets, charging him with damage to personal property."

Shouldn't that be damage to government property? The deputy doesn't own the car, the taxpayers own it.

This doesn't fit either

"Police say the car belongs to a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy"

Exactly

The deputy doesn't own the car, it isn't personal property, it is government property.

I know. I was agreeing with

I know. I was agreeing with you and expounding on what you said. The quote was from the article itself.

Tax payers don't OWN

Tax payers don't OWN anything. They just pay for it.

Too Bad...

Too bad his name isn't Bill Rabon. He could just blame it all on his poor hearing and head on home Scot-Free.

Just another sterling example

This is just another sterling example, among the many, of the three types of people that hang out downtown after the sun goes down:

(1) Drunken idiots

and

(2) Drunken idiots

and

(3) Even worse

Downtown Wilmington: The urban adventure vacation of a lifetime. Bring the family, watch the drunks and get mugged on the way back to your car.

With the current Wilmington city "leaders" working under a voter mandate of being installed in their respective offices until death do they part (and possibly longer), it just don't get any better than that ... and never will.