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Words cannot express the anger....

sidibear Jul 31, 2014

  1. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

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    Caught them on CCTV and Dashcam, police investigating. Not just mine, they did four cars.
    Little *******s with nothing better to do then cause £2k worth of damage to someone's car.

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  2. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    *******s!
     
  3. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Christ Almighty, Sidi!

    So sorry that has happened. Fingers crossed the little scrotes are found.
     
  4. jamiebennett81

    jamiebennett81 Active Member

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    that would send me into a rage, sorry to see that mate
     
  5. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Once again I see someone's pride and joy damaged by a mindless bast**d. What is this country coming to :-(
     
  6. Shrek5

    Shrek5 Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully the fact you caught them on camera means the scrotes will get caught, although I suppose they won't have to pay for the damage and will get a minor punishment at best. :(

    Was it kids or people old enough that they were bitter because they can't be arsed to go out and earn the things you've earnt?
     
  7. lee_fr200

    lee_fr200 Active Member

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    Absolutely disgusting,

    Good news is it can probably polish out unless it's down to primer
     
  8. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    If they are caught, even if the criminal court doesn't make them pay for the repairs, a civil claim in the Small Claims Court wouldn't go amiss, would it?
     
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  9. Lavis89

    Lavis89 Well-Known Member Regional Rep Team Sprint Audi A3 Audi S4

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    I just can't get my head around why people do it... It's just petty mindless vandalism but it is a pretty big deal to the person who has to pay out for the repairs!
     
  10. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    Aaarrggghh!!!

    So annoying, so sorry to see this Paul, bloody little 5hits!!!
     
  11. kev.s

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    oxygen thieves!!
     
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  12. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Chop off their hands.
     
  13. TonyH38

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    If caught thier parents should be made to pay for such damage, to many of these brainless scrotes running around.
     
  14. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    The problem is the parents don't care.
     
  15. Ghost

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    Agree.. mindless vandalism


    Gutted
     
  16. Shrek5

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    Hmmm, you have more faith than me that they'll be made to pay.

    I suspect they'll claim they can't. That or they just won't. Then it's into the realms of chasing that debt down. A bit defeatist on my part I know but if I ended up having to take too much time off work the money wise I'd have just been better up letting it go.

    Would be fantastic if they were made to pay (criminal or civil - ideally both!) but honestly, I can't see it.
     
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  17. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    You're probably right. I just put that out there to make sure all the bases were covered.
     
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  18. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    Well the area that it has happened in, there is no chance that anybody is going to pay for it, apart from Paul, which is a real shame!!!

    Even if it was paid for by anyone there, you would be keeping an eye on your car even more because it would not be laid to rest.

    Unfortunately these are the times we live in and there are not as many decent people out there as we would hope.
     
  19. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi S3 s tronic

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    Paul, it saddens me to read this. You work hard to have a nice car and these scumbags think its fun to damage it. I hope they can catch them, though what can be done if they do is another matter. Hope you get it sorted Paul. :( x
     
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  20. JG51 AUD

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    Lousey gits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
  21. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator DSG

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    I tell you, society is going downhill fast when things like this happen !! So many mindless people about.
     
  23. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

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    So here is the update, repair quote is £1485.00.
    I have had a positive id for the younger of the two kids, who like it or not is going to grass his mate up, especially as the younger kid is the son of a close neighbour. The police are looking to charge him with accessory to malicious damage.

    All of us who had our cars damaged are paying him a visit sometime today when he gets back from work.

    So for those of you who don't have a dashcam or cctv, consider it, because without it I wouldn't have stood a chance of finding out who did it.
     
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  24. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    Fingers crossed you get a positive outcome from this mate.
     
  25. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Mate I'm so glad you have found them. Hope you get it repaired soon :)
     
  26. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Go get 'em Paul.

    It is down to your advice last year that I have a BlackVue camera on board.
     
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  27. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    I have been putting off getting a camera due to funds and trying to find the right one for me. But I will be getting this sorted this month.
     
  28. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Shoot them Paul! :gun2:
     
  29. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Send a private message to Cruiser89. He's a forum sponsor and supplier of in-car cameras (and lots more besides). He'll help you decide what you need.
     
  30. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

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    Sadly its not an option, I can't even raise my voice with them or show any signs of aggression or anger as if its reported to the police they will not take too lightly on it due to my gun ownership.

    Hence the other people who have suffered damage are all going, I will just stand their quietly and calmly.
     
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  31. Oranoco

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    If the court rules in your favour and they don't pay the fine can be enforced by court appointed bayliffs who have substantially more clout and will add their costs on to the debt. See how funny the scum bags find it when the bayliffs remove their flat screen TV and Xbox/Playstation to pay for the damage they caused.

    Failing that you would of course attend court and find out where they live and as we all know accidents can and do happen.
     
  32. Oranoco

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    Great news, you absolutley must take this to the small claims court. Hit them firmly in their wallets as it will make them think twice about such stupid behaviour. Why should you be left with a £1500 repair because of their idiotic actions?
     
  33. martynash

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    Firstly let me say how sorry I am this has happened to you.Same thing happened to me in the past, my 18 month old P38 Range Rover and I was gutted with no video or comeback. It cost me over 2K as they had gouged the Aly panels too.

    What camera do you have, as I was only looking on eBay yesterday at the very thing you describe? The eBay ones all seem to be Chinese or very cheap looking and I don't want to waste good money on rubbish.

    I see my chum jdp1962 has a black view camera. Just checked it out Jeff and it's £250!! Do you have to pay this much to avoid dodgey scumbags?

    Hope not!!

    Any details on camera equipment would be great.

    Hope you catch 'em and get money from 'em little pr*cks


    Cheers Marty :blackrs4:
     
  34. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Can't remember how much I paid (this was about 18 months ago) but it was under £200 at the time. If you're thinking of getting one, send a private message to Cruiser 89. He can guide you through the different options (do you want front only, or front and back?) and, of course there have been model updates since I bought.

    You can definitely get cheaper products but you do get what you pay for. The BlackVue is tremendous quality, as is the viewing software that supports it.
     
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  35. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

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    +1 for Blackvue. I currently have the DR 380 but am upgrading to the DR500.
     
  36. jamiebennett81

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    silly question, but if it was a dashcam (pointing forwards I presume), how did the camera spot them doing it (as damage is to the rear of the car), or am I missing something quite obvious here?
     
  37. martynash

    martynash Ask ....I don't Bite....much!

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    I assumed the camera got them as they walked towards/away from the car? I could be wrong though?

    Marty :blackrs4:
     
  38. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    You sir, are cool as a cucumber! :respekt:
     
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  39. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

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    The dashcam caught them approaching the car, and the noise of the scrape. The four camera CCTV system outside the house showed a lot more.
     
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  40. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Never a silly question if you don't know the answer. In addition to Marty's point about them being captured on approach, it's quite possible the microphone will have picked up the scratching sound as the perps keyed the panel. Of course, only Paul knows the real answer.

    D'oh! Just saw Paul's post. He must have got it in while I was typing (slowly as usual). Don't think I'll take you on in a fast draw, Paul.
     
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