Mike Stevens | Feb 5, 2009

Forget the exhaust, those tacky aftermarket tail lights are crime enough. Take 'er away, officer.

The concept of vigilantism is one many of us struggle with. We all want to have faith in the law, and in the police force to uphold it, but sometimes you’re left with the feeling – no matter how irrational– that the only solution is take the law into your own hands.

An eye for an eye, primal justice, a disabled ‘Milo tin’ exhaust for interrupting a peaceful Sunday morning breakfast at the beach.

Going by the name ‘Phantom Expander’, the vigilante has been filling the exhausts of unnecessarily noisy cars with expanding foam. And of course, the main perpetrator in this category is the aftermarket exhausts found on the ‘90s models ‘boy racer’ 1.5 to 1.8 litre non-turbo Honda Civics and Mitsubishi Lancers.

Apparently the foam needs a good four hours to set, which has allowed many of his victims to escape serious damage, having enough time to clear the foam from their exhausts before it hardens.

No doubt the Phantom Expander’s illicit activities will come to an end eventually, with the only question being whether it’ll be at the hands of Johnny Law, or Johnny Cricket Bat.

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