I feel strangely bad for the veteran. Sure, you don't mess with another man's car but jeez, these guys went WAY overboard. At the end of the day, it's just a car.
It's ironic to me that they are yelling at him about how he will be going to prison when the vet committed a simple misdemeanor while they committed violent felonies. Who's gonna be in jail longer? The vet appears to be the calm on in the situation and offered to man up to what he did.