Independence Day started off well enough: worked (who says no to time and a half?!), took a good nap, picked the boy up from work and headed to Fiesta Island for festivities.
Fiesta Island is big and it was crowded, but since I knew the whereabouts of where SeaWorld's fireworks take place we luckily got to sit right under them, on the edge of the water. The show was great and we managed to see 4 other shows from where we were sitting!
As we were walking back to the car we noticed a fight happening. Since this is a large island with only a one way lane of traffic there were no police around. The fight turned into a full on brawl including a bunch of people and weapons. Innocent bystanders were in their cars inching into the line of other backed up traffic trying to get out, honking repeatedly and calling 911.
Unfortunately my car was in the line of fire and hit with two large rocks. The first hit shattered my driver side mirror and as I turned around to see how close they were to my vehicle another hit the top of my car. I saw who threw it and as they jumped into their car to speed off on the dirt shoulder, I grabbed the plate number. 911 was flooding with calls, but eventually I gave my statement over the phone along with the plate number. Luckily the cops got word and nabbed the car before they could get off the island. An hour later, we finally reached the end of the island where the police were. A jeep with a busted back window was also in the vicinity of the accident and waiting. The cop took our statements and information again, made us identify the person who did it (scary!) and proceeded to tell us that since the rocks were thrown from the individual and not physically hit with the car that their insurance would not cover the damage.
I have the bare minimum of insurance so it looks like I'll be paying for this out of pocket. My only option thereafter is to take them to small claims court, which I'm not entirely sure is worth it. It amazes me that someone could do something like this, get caught and leave scot-free. 'MERICA!
This is what freedom looks like:
Has anyone ever changed the complete side mirror on a vehicle? If so, I would appreciate any input.