The "Mr. Floatie Mobile", a 1939 Chevy Delux with decals of Mr. Floatie used by Ray Tartaglione to bring attention to alleged misdeeds and pollution on Rye's Hen Island, has been vandalized and looks like cr*p. The car was vandalized while parked across from the Rye Nature Center entrance and in front of the Resurrection Church. Seeing the car around town has perturbed various residents.
"It's not like this was the first time my home or property has been vandalized. This type of intimidation has been going on since I first started exposing the Hen Island community for Health safety and pollution issues," Tartaglione told MyRye.com. "The Hen Islanders are trying to flex their (mussels) with intimidation tactics. Only problem is they don't realize they have a tiger by the tail that isn't intimidated. The more pressure they try to exert the worse it becomes for them and the more attention it brings to the cause."
The police report describes the reportedly over $4,000 in damages:
"On the above date and time, Ray Tartaglione, the complainant, walked into Police HQ to report that his 1938 Chevy Delux was vandalized sometime overnight while parked on the northbound side of the Boston Post Rd, in the vicinity of the Rye Nature Center entrance. Complainant reports two broken windows, damaged signs and decals, and key/scratch marks on both sides of the vehicle and in the rear area."
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