Gay student Jordan Addison gets his vandalized car fixed for free

Fri. August 24, 2012 9:53 AM by

Roanoke, VA - Gay student Jordan Addison received more than $10,000 worth of free car body work thanks to a Roanoke, Virginia auto shop.

Addison, a student at Radford University, had his car vandalized four times between March and May.

"The first time there were some homophobic slurs keyed into the side of it," Addison told CBS affiliate WDBJ-TV. "Then the second time I had 'die' keyed into it."

Richard Henegar Jr., the manager at Quality Auto Paint and Body, decided to step in and give the student a break.

"Once I saw the vandalism that was done to it I said, 'That's uncalled for. We're gonna fix your car. That's the least we can do,'" said Henegar.

Henegar's shop gave the car new tires, a new paint job, tinted windows, a security system and a new stereo. He estimates the upgrades cost over $10,000.

Other businesses which pitched in include Parts Unlimited, Advance Auto Parts, Moon's Auto Body, Rice Toyota, Val's Automotive, The Rod Shop, B&C Exterminating, Twists & Turns, AJ's Landscaping and Sunnybrook Auto Spa.

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