A WOMAN was both stunned and angry after her brand new car was vandalized with hateful words.
Emily Hobbay, 31, found her Vauxhall Crossland on Thursday morning in Dudley, Birmingham, with windows shattered and “Ginger C***” and “Greed” spray-painted on the sides.
She has no idea who the vandal could be, but believes it could likely be a mistaken identity. reports Birmingham Live.
Emily – who says she has brown hair, not ginger – now has to spend thousands of pounds repairing her brand new £19,000 engine.
As a result of the incident, the kindergarten teacher was unable to travel to work due to the profanity and left feeling terrified in her own home.
Emily believes the vandal struck somewhere between 7pm and 9pm on Wednesday March 16th.
She said: “Nobody noticed anything. I got home from work normally and parked before going into my house and going about my normal business.
“One of my neighbors went to the gym at 7pm and when they came back at 9pm they saw it had been vandalized.
“I didn’t know until the morning after. They didn’t knock on the door because it was late and there was nothing we could do.”
She added: “Another neighbor stopped by to let me know in the morning. There have been some parking issues in the area and a car has been there for a year.
“So we think it could be a mistaken identity.”
Emily feels worried and insecure after the incident.
She said: “I was shocked that anyone could do something like this. Even if you have problems with someone, don’t do it.
“My car is brand new – only three months old – and they have ‘greed’ written on the other side.
I took it to 3 different people but the scratches are so deep that it needs to be repainted.
“I scrubbed away the graffiti with my father’s help. I work in a kindergarten so I couldn’t drive it there because it’s too inappropriate. We are looking at thousands of pounds to repair the damage.”
“The police are aware of this and will send support from the community. That night someone also tried the door to get in.
“We believe someone came on foot as the security camera is picking up car movements and didn’t catch anything between 7pm and 9pm. I don’t feel safe in my house or when parking my car in front of my apartment.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to get in touch via live chat at 20/259287/22.”
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