Lowlife snaps emblem off Caprice
FOR Maryborough disability pensioner Des Bigham, it’s taken two years of penny pinching and hard work to see his WB Statesman Caprice finally on the road and looking fantastic.
So one can imagine his disappointment last week in discovering the car of his dreams had been vandalised while parked at Station Square Shopping Centre.
“I’d parked in one of the allocated disabled parks around 4.40pm,” he said.
“I was picking up a friend and was only away from my car for about 50 minutes.
“When I got back I noticed that some destructive lowlife person had snapped the emblem clean off the bonnet.
“I was furious.
“I don’t see why anyone would want to do that or what they could do with the emblem anyway.”
Mr Bigham said when he entered and exited the shopping centre there were numerous people milling around the entrance.
He said he hopes someone may have seen something and if so he encouraged them to report the offender to the police.
“I’m very annoyed by the whole incident,” he said.
“I’d just paid out $300 for an alarm so nobody would try and steal it.
“A new emblem cost me $121 and it’s in nowhere near the condition of my old one – it’s quite old and has been out in the weather.
“I should probably count myself lucky though – I couldn’t find one anywhere else.”