Student beats up stranger’s car because his vehicle caused him trouble


Car (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A university student was arrested after assaulting a car while he was drunk.

Police were called for an altercation between a man and a Ford Taurus on the Winona State University campus in Minnesota.

Winona police said that at 7:40 p.m., officers found Mikhail Igorevich Belenkiy, 19, of Howard Lake, punching, kicking and screaming at a blue Ford Taurus that was parked on King Street.

When asked about his bizarre behavior, Belenkiy told officers that he was upset with his car because it gave him trouble.

Belenkiy was found to be intoxicated. A breathalyzer test showed that he had a .197 blood alcohol content level.

He was cited for underage consumption of alcohol. In addition, police learned that although Belenkiy has a blue Ford Taurus, the vehicle he assaulted did not belong to him.

Belenkiy caused about $1,886 worth of damage to the car, resulting in a felony charge of first-degree criminal damage to property.