Driver ‘executes’ balky automobile Floridian arrested after firing 5 rounds into hood Updated: 12:27 p.m. ET April 21, 2005 MIAMI - Fed up with his troublesome car, a Florida man fired five rounds from a semi-automatic pistol into the hood of the 1994 Chrysler LeBaron. “I’m putting my car out of its misery,” 64-year-old John McGivney said after the incident outside an apartment building in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, according to a police report that listed the car as “deceased.” McGivney surrendered to police, was jailed on a firearms charge Friday and released on bond a day later. He told officers the car had been giving him trouble for years. “I think every guy in the universe has wanted to do it,” the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Wednesday quoted McGivney as saying. “It was worth every **** minute in that jail.” Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.