Couple's hefty bill after car vandalismBy Becky Barnes
March 13, 2013
A Warfield couple were forced to claim more than £3,000 on their insurance policy after a revenge-seeking vandal slashed the soft -top roof and tyres on their car.
The husband, who did not wish to be named, found a note saying ‘Thanks for cutting me up ****’ followed by three kisses on the vandalised red Mini outside Ascot station, in Station Hill.
His wife said: “He drove to the station at 7.30am in the morning, but wasn’t in a hurry and doesn’t remember cutting anybody up.
“All my husband can think of is somebody else had cut somebody up, so they could have easily mistaken the car.”
When her husband returned from work at 10pm on Thursday, February 4, it was too dark to see the damage, but next day mechanics estimated the cost of repairs to the tyres and roof as costing £3,000.
The 39-year-old woman said: “There were two eight-inch slashes in the soft roof and 19 perfectly-spaced puncture marks in one tyre.
“There were three or four in the other rear tyre and marks on the front tyres.
“It has really freaked me out because it was quite obviously premeditated by somebody carrying a sharp blade. Staff at the garage said the tyres were stabbed with a round instrument like a screwdriver.”
The couple were left without a car for a week while the Mini was fixed and had to pay a £310 excess to get a new roof.
Anyone with information can call police on 101.