(See bottom of post for update)
Kudos to Marine Sgt Mike McNulty for showing a little restraint and not kicking this guy's ass. Via Blackfive:
Marine Sgt Mike McNulty is on activation orders to Iraq (second tour). On December 1st, 2007, Mike went to visit a friend in Chicago before deploying to say goodbye. In order to get to his friend's residence, and keep in mind that Chicago is a myriad of diagonal and one-way streets, the front entrance (right way) to the one-way street was blocked. Mike, being a Marine, overcame and adapted by driving around the block to the other end of the street and backing up all the way to his friend's place.
While saying goodbye, at about 11am, he noticed a man leaning up against his car. Mike left his friend's apartment and caught the man keying his car on multiple sides.
After caught in the process, the man told Mike, "you think you can do whatever you want with Department of Defense license plates and tags". (In Illinois you can purchase veteran, Marine, or medal plates. Mike has Illinois Marine Corps license plates.) During the exchange, he made additional anti-military comments.
Mike called the Chicago police and had the man arrested. A citation against the man was issued for misdemeanor criminal damage to private property.
Turns out the "man" who keyed McNulty's car is Chicago-area lawyer Jay R Grodner...who clearly doesn't really have much respect for the law. Note that McNulty, who surely could have pinched this twerps neck off, had enough respect for the law to calmly call the police and let law enforcement do its job.
Go here to Blackfive to read the legal shenanigans Grodner is trying to avoid taking responsibility for his actions. According to the comments section Grodner's website is curiously down and his contact phone numbers all disconnected...hmm. Guess he pissed off the wrong Marine(s)...
(Update: Go here for the latest...OK, now go HERE...2nd update)