Don’t look at reported incidents, just look at real life.
Anyway, the silvery piece of cardboard looked white, so this driver was in the spirit of July 4th 2016:
Some are just giving up fixing their windows, it seems, in this year especially. Most passersby will not try to get into your car of course, and the ones who do just might have done it anyway, so what’s the point in hurrying up and repairing the damage today, or this week, or this year?
Cf. this long-term fix. See? Much less festive, but actually a pretty good job:
On It Goes…