On Tuesday, 32-year-old New Yorker Peter Helfer returned to his Audi A3 station wagon to find that it had become a giant icicle! In a major case of bad luck, Helfer had parked directly over a busted water line. The combination of subfreezing temperatures and passing traffic splashing water onto his vehicle for 48 hours had completely encased it in a sheet of ice! Having to miss work, Helfer struggled to free his car for about 7 hours, accidentally smashing his rear window in the process. Thankfully, city workers sent to repair the broken pipe were able to aid him with the use of a hammer, chisel, and a blowtorch!