This just in from the Dallas Morning News:
11:07 AM CDT on Thursday, September 25, 2008
By JEFF BRADY / WFAA-TV staff
An Army Reserves sergeant studying at Dallas Baptist University was surprised this week to find the message "soldiers are murderers" spray painted on his Jeep Wrangler.
Viktow Whitlow, a junior, had parked his Jeep on the campus at about 2 a.m. Wednesday and returned hours later to find his vehicle's tires had been flattened, the seats slashed and "soldiers are murderers" spray painted in red across the hood.
"It's disheartening to be honest with you," he said. "It's shocking that somebody would write something like that. It just makes me speechless."
Mr. Whitlow, who recently spent two tours in Balad, Iraq, said he has no idea who vandalized his Jeep or why he was targeted.
"I actually worked in a medical treatment facility and we actually saved lives instead of taking them," he said.
Dallas Baptist University is a private liberal arts campus in southwestern Dallas.
"We're surprised, and it causes us to think that this isn't one of our students because it's so out of character," said Mark Hale, dean of students.
While Mr. Whitlow does have insurance, he said he will have to borrow transportation until repairs are made. Damage was estimated at $7,000.