Social Media Busts Vandal in Kingston

If you read one of my previous posts you will know how angry and disgusted I was with the idiot that trashed our car at Queen’s University Home Coming celebrations in Kingston, Ontario recently.  Well, social media busted the vandal as his actions were captured and displayed for all to see, including the Kingston Police Department.  Their investigation is pending.

The Evidence Courtesy of Social Media

This video shows him on the roof and stepping off onto the front hood.  Listen for the “holy F***, he dented the hood!” at the end.

The Perpetrator Found on Social Media

These are the pictures my son’s friends were able to provide us with when we asked for help finding this guy. Social media stepped up to bust the vandal.

Damages

Damages have been estimated at $7200.  Our insurance has said the damages will cost more to repair than what the car is worth.  In other words, it is a write-off.  If we pay the $500 deductible, we will end up with a pittance in compensation and no car.  Here are a few pictures of the damage.

We can only assume he broke the brake light on the back spoiler while climbing onto the hood. We also don’t have (visible) proof for the dent in the door, the gouged-out rust spot, or the Toyota emblem missing off the front of the car. 

Now up to Police

We can only hope now that the police prosecute this idiotic (drunk) vandal to the fullest extent possible. I realize we will probably not recover more than the current value of the car, but it sure would be nice to see the police (or other authorities) make an example of this idiot.

Too bad Judge Judy doesn’t practice in Canada, she would be all over this guy!

Conclusions

I believe (and judging by the response I have received) it’s the principle of the matter that should rule here.  We are not asking for a new car.  I do think though that this guy should pay to fix the car to the condition it was in before he trashed it, regardless of what its blue book value is. 

Am I wrong? You be the judge!

Update

The police in Kingston refused to file charges on this incident, claiming they do not want to ruin this kid’s future.

How disappointing, frustrating, and yet typical of today’s no-blame society. What a way to teach these irresponsible, disrespectful vandals a valuable life lesson.

image_pdfPDFimage_printPrint

3 thoughts on “Social Media Busts Vandal in Kingston

  1. He’s young, and today’s young are far more immature than we were 40 or so years ago. Paying for the damage is appropriate, followed with a handshake, and, “Go do better from now on.” Living with the consequences of his mistake and forgiveness, might make a difference. I’m sorry that this happened to you, and a little bit of me is sorry for him too. As parents we don’t want our kids to get caught up in this foolishness (not a strong enough word!). I hope that he learns from this and it works out all right for your family.

Leave a Reply