Unwelcome Ford F-150 ‘Removed’ by Construction Equipment
Young man’s first vehicle just needed a little work. But his uncle’s employer clearly ran out of patience.
When Effingham, New Hampshire teen Henry DePasquale purchased his 2006 Ford F-150, he was obviously pretty excited about it. The teen’s uncle, Rob Evans, even agreed to help him fix the check engine light and lagging problem the truck was experiencing. So the pickup sat on the lot at Evan’s employer, Evans Brothers LLC, a general contracting business, through the winter. But that didn’t settle so well with Edward Frank Evans, a partner in the business.
According to New Hampshire, the elder Evans asked that the Ford F-150 be removed from the property on February 18. Four days later, that still hadn’t happened. Even after an angry exchange with his sister-in-law that resulted in a domestic violence order of protection. So Evans removed it himself. Except instead of towing it or driving it off the lot, he used a front-end loader.
The whole incident was caught on video by Charles Ovi, who posted it on his Facebook page. And needless to say, the young owner was pretty upset about what happened to his Ford F-150. “I was in shock. I couldn’t help but think this was crazy. You hear about people doing crazy stuff but you don’t think it’s going to happen to you,” DePasquale told The Union Leader. “My uncle helped me. I worked every day for it. I’m pretty upset about it. It was my first vehicle and had some sentimental value.”
Thankfully, it does look like Evans will get what’s coming to him. He’s pleaded guilty to felony criminal mischief, three misdemeanor counts of simple assault, and reckless operation. Which was probably the right move considering the fact that he was caught on tape committing said acts. Meanwhile, we hope that the young man finds himself another Ford F-150 soon!