NYC Workers Caught Destroying Car after Blizzard

People continue to dig out along 72nd Street in New York Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in the wake of a powerful East Coast blizzard that menaced would-be travelers by air, rail and highway, leaving thousands without a way to get home after the holidays and shutting down major airports and rail lines for a second day. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) AP Photo/Craig Ruttle

A City Sanitation crew was caught on camera repeatedly ramming a parked SUV with a front-end loader while trying to free it after the blizzard.

On the street in Brooklyn Heights a sanitation crew ignored residents' cries as they struggled to pull out one of its snow removal vehicles from the snow, CBS 2-TV reports.

The outraged wife of the destroyed vehicle's owner, who didn't want to be identified because her husband works for the City that owns the damaged vehicle, told CBS 2 that it should never have happened.

"There should've been a City official here. There should've been a supervisor. This was unacceptable disregard for personal property," she said.

One witness said that as the accident unfolded it only seemed to get worse.
"They seemed so concerned about just ripping the mirror off. They put a note and everything. And then they went and just destroyed this car."

"Myself all my neighbors outside were screaming stop before they even started, and they totally disregarded us and they said they were told to move the vehicle no matter what the cost," the wife said.

Watch the unedited four-minute video here (Warning: Very Explicit Language)

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