Recent reports say a woman trashed what she thought was her boyfriend’s car while drunk and angry, however she discovered afterwards that the car belonged to a stranger.
Christine Ann Potten tore off the rear windscreen wiper and a door trim and kicked off the driver’s mirror in a 1am wrecking spree.
She stopped when a resident shouted through the window: ‘That’s not your boyfriend’s car’.
She left a trail of blood spots while returning home after cutting herself in the attack on the silver Peugeot 307.
Police were called and she answered the door with her finger dripping with blood and told them: “I’m a naughty girl aren’t I?”
Anita, 47, said:
She said: “We had to spend the whole holiday driving around with our wing mirror held on by duct tape.
“But if we hadn’t been able to stick it back on it would have been so much worse.
“I’ve never met or spoken to her. She’s not even from round here.
“All I got was a note under my door from the police explaining what had happened.”
Defending, Chris Baddoo told magistrates how Potten had a new partner and had been drinking when she returned to the house in Yeovil, Somerset.
He said: “She thought her partner’s car was outside another address but it was a total mistake and she damaged the vehicle.
“Someone came out and told her it wasn’t her boyfriend’s car and when interviewed she apologized profusely for the mistake.
“She is absolutely gutted about what happened because it was an innocent person’s car she damaged.”
“Obviously she wants to pay compensation but can only pay at a nominal rate,” he added.