Ann Arbor man vandalizes 10 cars because 'life is unfair'
A 21-year-old Ann Arbor man who said he was angry about being assaulted by "rich kids" and being discriminated against for being Irish Catholic vandalized 10 cars in the Church Street area Wednesday, Ann Arbor police said.
Ann Arbor police arrested the man at about 3 a.m. Wednesday after a witness reported seeing someone kicking the side mirror off a vehicle and hearing crashing sounds in the 1000 block of South Forest Avenue, Lt. Renee Bush said. Officers followed a trail of damaged cars and turned over trash cans to a man walking along Cambridge Road who matched the description given by the witness, according to Bush.
The man told police he was upset because three rich kids had assaulted him because he was Irish Catholic, Bush said. He also said he had been robbed and assaulted in the past while growing up in Detroit and, “it isn’t fair that these rich kids go to college without ever working a day in their life,” Bush said.
The man first told police that he was targeting cars that were not built in Michigan, but he later retracted that statement, Bush said. Many of the cars had broken windows or broken side mirrors, and he threw a brick through the rear window of one of the vehicles, Bush said.
The man is in custody and is waiting to be arraigned on charges of malicious destruction of property, Bush said.
Alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crime, Bush said.