Police on hunt after grandmother's car vandalised
POLICE are searching for the vandals responsible for ruining a Lowood grandmother's car with an unwanted paint job.
It was a birthday surprise Michele Friels could have done without, when on Easter Sunday someone secretly poured white paint all over her gold VN Commodore.
The grandmother of four made the upsetting discovery the day of her birthday when one of her sons went to drive her vehicle into the garage at 9pm.
"I started crying when I saw the damage," she said. "I've been left to wonder 'why me?' I have no idea why I was targeted.
"It was the last thing I needed."
Mrs Friels said the paint was emptied on her roof, across her windows and car bonnet.
The vehicle had been parked in the driveway of her Pryde St address when the paint vandals struck.
She said the lid of a 500ml tin of white paint had been found down the street.
"Whoever did it must have been tall enough to reach the roof," Mrs Friels said.
"I don't know why some people think it's okay for them to vandalise people's property like this.
"I'm hoping the damage will be covered by insurance...I've managed to scrub some of the paint off."
Lowood police are currently investigating the incident. Anyone with information should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.