There’s an old rule most people like to abide by – “If it ain’t yours, don’t touch it.” But Trump Train McLaren 650S owners Robert A Dicocco & Albert J. Dicocco have learned not everyone lives by the same mantra.
In the early evening hours on December 12th, 2016, the Dicocco’s walked outside their Harford County, Maryland plumbing business to discover that the Trump wrapped McLaren 650S had been vandalized by fire – specifically a road flare lit in the passenger’s side compartment laying utter waste to the once beautiful McLaren. Total cost in damages? $300,000.
The Baltimore Sun writes, “According to investigators, the fire originated in the vehicle’s interior passenger compartment and was the result of “an unknown person breaking into the vehicle and igniting the interior with a road flare.”
The Trump McLaren made its debut at Hunt Valley Horsepower, a weekly cars and coffee that meets on Saturdays at the Hunt Valley Town Center, where it caused a flood of love and hate amid what was the most dramatic disparity in a political election in recent history. Wrapped in navy blue and adorned with red stars, the McLaren sported Trump’s presidential campaign logo across both doors with a giant “Trump Train” across the upper windshield.
The question of whether the owners’ deserved it or not has sent local and nationwide car enthusiasts into mud slinging matches on social media sites like Facebook.
Kevin writes “This is hilarious and to be expected. I don’t condone the act but have no sympathy for the owner. Everyone can and should do a cost-risk analysis for their life choices especially at the cost of that car lol”
Followed by Ad who says “it’s no different than burning down someone’s house. Hopefully they find the person who did this, death by fire would be appropriate.”
Stephon White “Shouldn’t have put a sh*t magnet wrap on a piece of art machinery.”
Want more reason to microwave a bag of popcorn? We’ve embedded the Facebook post below.
The fire was initially reported by the Office of the State Fire Marshall’s website writing:
- Date: 12/09/2016
- Time: 8:22 PM
- Location / Address: In front of 1040 Hardees Drive (Suite E), Aberdeen, Harford County
- Type of Incident: Vehicle fire
- Description of Structure / Property: 2015 McLaren 650S Spider passenger car
- Owner / Occupants: Robert A Dicocco & Albert J. Dicocco (Owners)
- Injuries or Deaths: None
- Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $300,000.00
- Smoke Alarm Status: N/A
- Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A
- Arrests(s): None
- Primary Responding Fire Department: Aberdeen Volunteer Fire Company
- # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 10
- Time to Control: 20 Minutes
- Discovered By: Owner
- Area of Origin: Interior passengers compartment
- Preliminary Cause: Incendiary, due to an unknown person breaking into the vehicle and igniting the interior with a road flare.
- Additional Information: Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal at 410-836-4844
The owner’s Facebook Page set up to promote President Elect’s campaign – aptly named the Trumpmobile – hasn’t posted since the election results were announced November 9th.