The man who threw a paint-removing liquid onto the hood of the classic blue 1965 Ford F-1 pickup truck with a V-8 engine that’s always parked outside Sloppy Tuna in Montauk, was himself sloppy — he forgot to look up.
If the hoodie-wearing vandal had bothered to look, he might have noticed several surveillance cameras hanging at strategic points outside the oceanfront bar. According to Abby Monahan, the manager, he was caught on camera pulling up to the bar in a pickup at exactly 4:20 a.m. on April 16.
Extensive damage was done to the hood and front of the “iconic” truck, Ms. Monahan said. “We’re going to have to sand down the vehicle,” she said, before it can be repainted.
Sloppy Tuna has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. Meanwhile, East Hampton Town detectives have a good head start in finding him — they are in possession of the videos from the cameras, and are enhancing the images this week.