Virginia: Body Shop Restores Vandalized Car of Gay Student

By Michelle Garcia

Originally published on Advocate.com August 21 2012 7:30 PM ET

A Roanoke, Va. student whose car was vandalized four times with antigay slurs and death threats has a newly restored Volkswagen thanks to a local body shop.

Among the four vandalism incidents between March and May, someone keyed homophobobic slurs and the word, "dye [sic]" into the side of Radford University student Jordan Addison's car.

Quality Auto Paint and Body worked on Addison's car, performing more than $10,000 worth of work to the damaged vehicle for free, according to WDJB News. Addison sought repair quotes from different body shops, the least expensive of which was $2,500. He said he couldn't afford it, but when Richard Henegar saw the damage, he stepped in to do the work for free with the help of 10 other businesses that provided goods and services to fix the car.