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Truck Vandalism Explained in Giant Note of Carrie Underwood Lyrics

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By George Khoury, Esq. on September 12, 2016 11:06 AM

An Ontario, Canada, man is being charged with two counts of mischief by Canadian authorities for bringing a Carrie Underwood song, 'Before he cheats,' to life. Allegedly, the 43-year-old Canadian from St. Mary's not only punctured the windshield and slashed the tires of a Dodge truck, he may have left an oversized note on the windshield saying: "I might've saved a little trouble for the next girl."

While the Carrie Underwood song is about a woman vandalizing the car of her man/lover/boyfriend (or former man/lover/boyfriend) who has cheated on her, it's unclear if there is any motive for the vandalism in this case. Also unclear is whether the victim has any relationship with or to the impressionable perpetrator, or whether the vehicle owner was out with a bleached-blond date that was having a fruity drink and getting frisky.

Maybe Next Time He'll Think Before He Vandalizes a Car

Despite the fact that the perpetrator was released on a promise to appear in court on October 11 of this year, his arrest and the pending criminal charges should give him pause if he ever decides to vandalize another vehicle. Even if he was not responsible for leaving the humorous, oversized Carrie Underwood lyric, the media attention is sure to be embarrassing.

The photo of the damaged vehicle was posted on facebook by a St. Mary's resident along with the humorous caption: "Welcome to St. Marys - a town with three stop lights, where Carrie Underwood lyrics come to life quite literally."

What Should You Do If Your Car Is Vandalized?

If you ever return to your car to find that it has been vandalized or broken into, regardless of whether an oversized funny note was left on the windshield, you should contact the police. If you carry comprehensive car insurance, having a police report will make filing your claim easier. Additionally, like in this case of the Underwood super-fan, the police might actually catch the perp.

Some states do not require you to call the police immediately, and will allow you to file a damages only report via phone, internet, or in person at the station, after the fact. However, if you plan on filing an insurance claim, it is best to have a police report to support your claim.

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