Ah, the crazy things we do for love.
Dwight Thomas, a 19-year-old Amityville resident, unleashed his own brand of 'horror' last Thursday. After his girlfriend called off their relationship - he was determined to have the last word.
No text message would do... no phone call would suffice. He had to meet her in person at a Long Island mall.
When he slammed his car through the mall entrance... odds are she got the point. But he didn't stop there. Thomas crashed through the building, sending shoppers leaping for their lives. When his vehicular rampage came to a halt, he had plowed through 500 yards and done $60,000 worth of damage.
Sergeant Anthony Repalone told the AP "It's a miracle that nobody was injured. You've got kids, women pushing strollers, elderly people walking around. ... It's amazing to me that nobody was injured."
Thomas was arrested at the scene, after smashing through a row of kiosks, skidding around a McDonald's and crashing through another set of entrance doors. He's now being held on $750,000 bail.
Not surprisingly lawyers have come oozing out of the woodwork. Thomas' attorney, Arthur Edwards, told the judge, "We believe this matter should be resolved in a non-criminal setting."
Evidently, this 19-year-old thug has a mental condition - and is being treated with prescription drugs.
I can't take any more of this sappy crap about depression and drugs and how those who are unhappy or deranged should be coddled, rehabbed and given a little 'pat on the back.'
It's bad enough that we're saturated with Paris Hilton's infantile whining. Now we have a cretin like Thomas we're supposed to feel sorry for?
Bottom line, they're responsible for their lives. They failed. Their families failed. Their drugs failed. And if they get a slap on the wrist, the system's failed.