OBAMA Plates Give L.I. Thieves License to Steal

A former Hillary Clinton donor said thieves tried prying plates off car

A Long Island Democratic supporter said he's been driven to hide his OBAMA vanity license plates inside his car because hoodlums kept trying to steal them.

Great Neck resident Jonathan Lifschutz got the plates bearing the surname of the president-elect from the New York Department of Motor Vehicles days after the Jan. 26 South Carolina primary, according to the New York Post.

Since then, the 50-year-old financial analyst and former Hillary Clinton donor said, would-be thieves tried prying off the plates several times and he even caught one man red-handed. Rather than risk losing the plates, he's taken them off his car and put his old plates back on.

"Those plates will probably, at some point, become a collector's item - in someone else's house," he joked to The Post. "I decided that they will best be preserved if I took them off and just carried them in the car."

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