The Texas man behind nearly $15,000 in vandalism to five HUMMERs won’t have to pay a dime or serve any time in jail. 72 year old James Andrew Jeppe was only sentenced to five years probation for his destructive behavior.
The crime Jeppe admitted to is a state jail felony, punishable by up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine. So why did this admitted HUMMER vandal, a member of both the Sierra Club and Green Peace, only receive probation? Your guess is as good as mine.
He was picked up by police after vandalizing a HUMMER H2 with a camera-based security system. He initially lied and told police he must ‘have a twin’, then confessed to the incident on camera, adding that was the only time he had done it. Jeppe later confessed to vandalizing four other HUMMERs after police presented evidence that linked him to the crimes. The biggest question is how many HUMMERs Jeppe vandalized that the police didn’t have evidence on.
I suppose if you’re an eco-terrorist looking to vandalize tens of thousands of dollars in property, and repeatedly lie to police, the place to do it is Southlake, TX. Your consequences will be minimal.
Do you know what camera based security system was used? My H3 has been keyed several times over the last few week- any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
I wonder what the sentencing would have been if he keyed:
b) hybrid cars
c) Ford F-150s (I know, regional stereotype, but interesting nonetheless!)
So no community service even? No wonder civil suits are rampant nowadays.
I’d make him have to work at a Hummer dealer.