It seems that vandalized property is now synonymous with Beirut according to Darrell Alper, owner of Pearl used car dealership in Reading Road, Wokingham, Berkshire in the UK:
A garage owner is fuming after vandals lobbed bricks from a derelict dairy depot onto his cars, causing £10,000 of damage.
Darrell Alper, owner of Pearl used car dealership in Reading Road, near the Woosehill roundabout, said that about 10 part-exchange cars, including a BMW, were written off after the incident some time on Monday night last week.
Mr Alper said: “It looked a bit like Beirut on the Tuesday. I was shocked to say the least, really. I didn’t look properly until the afternoon because I didn’t want to see the mess. It was just an absolute disaster zone.”
Quite a pity for Darrell but that’s no excuse to drag Beirut into the mud. I will be dispatching his “Looks Like Beirut” certificate shortly.