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Maria Menounos Was Attacked and Her Car Vandalized While Leaving New York Airport: Details

Maria Menounos
Maria Menounos was attacked while leaving JFK

Scary! Maria Menounos was victim to a random act of vandalism on Thursday, Oct. 16, the E! host told Us Weekly at the launch of Ocean Spray PACt cranberry extract water.

Menounos explained that she was leaving JFK airport in a car when she suddenly heard what she thought was gunfire. 

"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 recalled. "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."

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Luckily for Menounos, who was sitting in the front seat, there was a cop driving behind them. However, he didn't seem to catch what had happened either.

"He told us, 'You have to move,'" Menounos said. "And 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," Menounos added.

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The former Extra host, who recorded the incident on her iPhone but says there are too many "expletives" to post, shared an Instagram clip of the aftermath with the caption: "Crazy morning….@giannetos ended up with glass shattered all over him. someone threw a tire wrench through our window!everyone is ok — thnk for well wishes:) time to go to work!"

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