This, of course, was the case. The fire department had it to practice using their jaws of life. I'd seen them do their work on a practice car before—but that was in midwinter, and within the confines of the firehouse. When I passed it on my way to the bank the other day, I got to see in the full light of day what the Chardon Fire Department could do to a metal vehicle should the need arise. I'm not sure if this reassures me or frightens me.