“Tourists” On Car-Crunching NYE Rampage

NYE Biters, Not Breakers

While I wanted to make a New Year’s Eve DC Drunks Photo Pool, my own inebriation put me to sleep moments after midnight. And I hope the same happened to you if you were out and about in Adams Morgan Sunday night.

Otherwise, if you stayed out late and were wandering around the 2300 block of Ontario Road or nearby on Kalorama, the Adams-Morgan Yahoo Group and DC MPD might want to ask you a few questions.

The Adams-Morgan list is reporting serious late-night vandalism:

At about 3:00 a.m. some incredibly large, loud, drunk, and determined weekend visitor to our fair neighborhood took it upon himself to bash in the roofs of several cars on the 2300 block of Ontario Road and otherwise damage a couple of cars on Kalorama. Just a quick thumbnail estimate shows that this idiot did several thousand dollars of damage in just a few minutes.

No word yet on who or why but John Wilcox has a great shout-out to who he believes is the real culprit:

And to the helpful bartenders or wait staff of our tourist bars who helped this guy get so wasted, thanks so much. Hope your New Year is getting off to a better start than ours is.

Better yet, John is assuming the drunk destroyer is a “tourist”. No, not some yahoo from way out of town, but a suburbanite Mr. Incredible from NoVA or MD. And here I thought suburbanites were just “Bridge & Tunnels” not full blown tourists.

6 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 11:53 am

    I fucking hate the “tourist” label. We live here too, you know. We’re not a separate class of people just because we don’t live inside the tiny District. We’re not a separate class of people just because we live in Virginia or Maryland. This shit seriously has to stop.

  2. Tanner (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 3:32 pm

    Remember when DC went broke and couldn’t even pick up trash in the city (let alone euthanized pets)? That’s what it would be like again without us “tourists” spending our money in the city.

    Elitist DC pricks…

  3. sa-ra (unregistered) on January 4th, 2007 @ 3:08 am

    i was outta cool dc this NY thinking why cant people be civil and whether i am a dc-er or a tourist… i still dont know the answer.

  4. MBFan#2 (unregistered) on January 4th, 2007 @ 10:38 am

    Geez, can’t we all get along? Let’s just be zen about it. Why let someone like Wayan get under your skin? Peace on earth starts with resolution, like resolving not to let name-calling create conflict not worthy of your energy and instead channelling your energy to more positive pursuits.

    Taking the first step was all it took for Gandhi to change the world.

  5. wayan (unregistered) on January 4th, 2007 @ 11:46 am

    MBFAN#2 – note I am not calling people “tourists” – that was the guy on the Adams Morgan list. In fact, I hope you read the post to note that I am taking him to task for being too anti-suburbs.

  6. MBFan#2 (unregistered) on January 4th, 2007 @ 1:22 pm

    Sorry Wayan. Misread. My bad. In any case, whoever’s doing the name-calling, let’s not go down to the level of the invaders and try to come up with a solution.

    Good job – Wayan, keep up the good work, dude.

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