Post # 1
I noticed a couple of weeks ago that there was something goofy on the side of my car, but I just figured it was some weird stuff from the tree I parked under at Mr.NDs (lives in a ‘major city’ as opposed to my much smaller college city). It looked like a spray/frost of something. However, after I went to the carwash today and it was still there, I made some random complaint to Mr.ND about how my darn car was so stubborn that it wouldn’t even get clean.
That’s when he said his old car had that, too. But he doesn’t park under the tree, so I pulled up next to his, and lo and behold, that stuff on the side of my car was SPRAY PAINT! <less than thrilled> It looks like some flipping morons drove down the street and just sprayed spray paint out the passanger side. Whatever happened to toilet papering or egging?! Little jackwagons.
My car is just a beater with liability insurance. It’s goldish, the spray paint is light white, and I don’t feel the need to get it repainted or removed, whatever it would be I’m sure it’s expensive. Mr.ND’s is his old car, a little POS that we’re just going to sell for cheap since he got a newer, more reliable one just a few weeks ago.
Still – do I need to call insurance if I don’t plan to do anything about it? See about vandalism fixes? I plan to call the non-emergency police # tomorrow just to report it in case they find some little twerps doing something like this again.
Grrr. Is there anything else I should do to follow up on this? I’ve never had to deal with something this annoying before…little vandals.
Post # 3
Um, someone keyed a swastika into the side of our car two weeks ago. The same week as we were picking the car up from the shop, a girl ran through a stop sign and hit me while I was driving out other car. Then, that same damn night, someone side-swiped our swastika car. 3 car insurance claims opened in one week.
That being said, I would file a police report like you said, but if you don’t plan on getting anything fixed, then there is no need to call insurance. However, if you don’t have a deductible, you may want the car appraised by your insurance company. They may cut you a check for the cost of the repairs and you can choose whether to repair the car or not.
Post # 4
@Miss Orchard: Oh, flip! I remember reading your swastika post, but I didn’t know that you had #2 and #3 right in a row!? I feel so bad for you 🙁 Did they ever catch that little d-bag??
Post # 5
@indibee: NO! I honestly wish they did…not that he/she would have cared but I would LOVE to let them know the shitty, shitty course of events that that d-bag set off in my life!!!
Post # 6
I know this might sound dumb, but… water? I had someone spraypaint a big red squiggle all the way down the side of my green car several years ago. The fix turned out to be water and a scrubber sponge – the kind you use on dishes. Gently rub the paint with a wet sponge, the scrubby side, and you may get lucky. For me, it worked like a charm.
I’m sorry that someone felt like they had to mess up your property to have a good time. I understand your fury.
Post # 7
I will start by saying that you’re supposed to call and report all incidents to your company per your contract….However, vandalism is covered under comprehensive coverage – since you don’t have that coverage on your vehicle, then there is really no point in calling your insurance company.
Call the complex. Maybe that have surveilance cameras that caught the people who did this and you can get a plate number or something? That will probably change things with the insurance company.