Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Burned Out Van in Sunset Park

Kind of gutsy, I think. The torcher chose to do the deed right on the corner of 4th Avenue and 44th Street. It happened on Tuesday night (5/27/08). The last time I saw a car this burned out in the immediate neighborhood was on 6th Avenue between 44th and 45th; that was early last year, I think. That's even more residential. This poor van still has its garden tools and the remains of potting soil in the back.
Some kids on the street were excited about watching the flames leap into the sky from their windows, and the fire trucks that showed up were pretty exciting, too.


saucytart said...

hmmm. joyride gone awry? insurance scam. ssame thing happened in our old hood, but it was a motorcycle. i thought that it was an insurance scam. who knows?

BestViewInBrooklyn said...

My guess is also insurance. I hate to see this sort of thing happen so close to residential buildings (or any buildings). Also, it's a busy corner due to the train station less than a block away. Dangerous and irresponsible.