Illustration for article titled Car Vandal Etches Poe Quote In Literate Graffiti Spree

A vandal who gouged 13 vehicles at a Pittsburgh-area dealership decided to use a 2006 Focus as a chalkboard, scrawling the Latin phrase "Nemo me inpune lacessit" on its flank. The recession really hasn't been good for literature majors.


The phrase sketchily etched last week refers to the family coat of arms of the protagonist from Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Cask of Amontillado," and translates as "no one attacks me with impunity." Police have no leads, but on the bright side someone's getting a deal on a four-year-old Focus for Christmas.

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