BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Two brothers who admitted placing tire spikes on the pavement of southern New Jersey highways have been sentenced to probation.

Michael and Justin Hinrichsen also must each perform 40 hours of community service and pay $500 in restitution under the sentences imposed Friday. They also must testify, if necessary, against two other men charged in the case.

The Buena Vista Township men pleaded guilty in June to charges of conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, theft of property and risking widespread damage. Prosecutors say they stole road signs and bent the sign legs upright to make spikes.

About a dozen vehicles — including a state police cruiser — were damaged by the devices, which were mostly placed in Estell Manor and Buena Vista, about 25 miles west of Atlantic City.

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Comments (11)
  1. Dan Te says:

    Forget jail. Just sterilize these genetic rejects and their immediate genetic line. Preferably before they’d spawned and further contaminate the gene pool.

  2. tim says:

    I had a discrimination claim that was dissmissed by the state Gordon trucking told me outright Im refused employment because I had back surgery. Their attorney Greaem Rattray is Black. You cant make up the level of datail that was said. TRUELLY SICKENIING!!!!

  3. tim says:

    Joe Jensen you are correct!!! Im sick of hearing if I was minority it would be different.

  4. steve says:

    We all did something stupid we we were youg. Snow balls etc!

  5. George W Bush says:

    It’s Obama’s fault !!

  6. steve M. says:

    A “dozen vehicles damaged” does not equal a $500 fine. Who’s paying for all the damage?

  7. Bob says:

    if they were black or hispanic they wouldn’t have been caught and if caught they would have a public defender , wouldn’t have talked and the charges would have been dropped. Their parents probably did the right thing and made them own up. that’s the white thing to do.

  8. afsar mehtab says:

    these two brothers should get stiffer punishment including jial time. it does’nt matter whether they are white, hispanic or black. they the criminals that is only the idetitification.

  9. MasterG says:

    Yes, about 3 to 5 years lighter

  10. Joe Jensen says:

    Bob, looks like you’ve never been in a courtroom. If they had been blacks or hispanic their sentences would have been much lighter..

  11. Bob obowey says:

    Amazing… i wonder if those kids would’ve gotten the same sentence had they been blacks or hispanics…..

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