Maria Menounos' Car Attacked By Tire Iron Thrown Into the Car

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Maria Menounos had a scary moment on Wednesday as she was leaving New York's JFK airport in a car.

The Untold with Maria Menounos host was leaving the airport in the vehicle and was about to merge onto a highway, when she suddenly heard what sounded like a large explosion.

"We were merging onto the expressway and all of a sudden we heard an explosion. I thought we were being shot at so I told everyone, 'We’re being shot at! Put your heads down!' And everyone put their heads down," she told Us Weekly. "We waited a second and we didn’t hear another shot, so I lifted my head up and turned around, and the whole back window was shattered and gone, not even a stitch of glass was left."

Menounos told the magazine that someone had thrown a tire iron through the rear window.


Omg this just happened. Huge explosion thought we got shot..:now we think someone approached the car in traffic and blew out our window

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Menounos, who was sitting in the front seat, was apparently unharmed — just frightened.

“We see this huge tire iron in the back, so either someone ran back and smashed the back of the window and ran and nobody saw (them), or someone was in close proximity and threw it through the back window. Either way, my makeup artist was in the back seat covered in glass,” she said.

Luckily, no one was hurt in the incident.

Menounos later documented the attack on Instagram, saying that the group in her car was "freaked out."


This is what they used!!! This is so crazy!!! We are all freaked out

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