Car vandalised outside own front door!

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  1. MrsHop

    MrsHop Well-Known Member

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    At around 10pm last night some drunken youths kicked the wing mirrors off my car right outside my own front door.

    I was just about to go to bed and heard an almighty noise outside and people shouting, husband flew out the front door and some kids were running down the street. Both my electric wing mirrors were hanging on by their wires.

    They then went into a neighbours garden and smashed all his solar lights and garden ornaments and threw them all over the street.

    Husband chased and found them, they couldn't be more than 15 years old. Steaming drunk.

    I absolutely love the area we live in, we bought here because it was so quiet and peaceful! Then some kids come along and make us feel like this. I'm so angry, it's going to cost a few hundred pounds to fix and the police basically said we won't get anything out of these kids! They've basically taken away from my unborn baby as I can't buy anything until this is paid for, I don't know how I'm going to get to work on Tuesday as I can't fix it until then. I'm so angry and upset!
     
  2. Titch85

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    I would have tried to find out who their parents are and ask them to pay!
     
  3. babyslog

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    Ohh my god hun!!

    I cant believe the police havent contacted their parents for under age drinking and not to cough up the cash!! X
     
  4. MrsHop

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    They need to catch them first :( the one the police thought did it was apparently in with his parents all night. Suspicious!
     
  5. tabbi

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    Wait until you see them again and you know for sure that it was them who did it. Then find out where they live and say to their parents that either that pay towards the damage and cost of getting the car fixed or you will take them through the small claims court and sue them for damages...you can do this to under 16's as their parents are liable to pay for the damages. If they want proof of how much it cost give them a copy of the bill and the damage they caused.
    They should not be allowed to get away with it. I know when my mums car was done in my some stupid kids we went to their parents and when also faced with the chance of court costs on top of the cost of the repair work they gave in and paid up took a month but they did. You need find out how many of them did it, and share the cost of the damage through them all or just one and get them to contact the other ones parents to get the money they would then be owed from them. Sorry but that is all i can suggest hunni x x x
     
  6. MrsHop

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    Thanks Tabbi, I'll keep all that in mind! We don't actually know them, hoping that the police do catch them :(
     
  7. cosmicgirl

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    I cannot stand such disrespect for people's property, I'd be livid!
    Sorry you've had to deal with that xx
     
  8. MrsHop

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    Thank you, I'm genuinely gutted especially as it's going to cost around £300 to repair. No new things for baby for a while :(
     
  9. cosmicgirl

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    It's disgusting. In my day we were brought up with respect. We were scared of being shouted at by adults. If our parents were angry we'd be terrified. If the police spoke to us we would be absolutely petrified!
    Nowadays some children unfortunately couldn't give one about authority and have zero respect for their elders xx
     
  10. MrsHop

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    MrHop found the gang and asked them if they'd just done it and they said "What the f**k has it got to do with you?"

    I'm just hoping they catch them so he can verify it was them!
     
  11. cosmicgirl

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    That sadly does not surprise me. Their parents have likely dragged them up. Poor kids don't stand a chance as adults. It's a cycle of shit parenting and unruly kids. I feel for those kids.
    We have some lovely kids around here luckily but my oh is a security guard in a local supermarket and the tales he tells me about kids as young as 7 and 8, both shocks and saddens me. Their language is disgusting and the things they try to steal is scary x
     
  12. tabbi

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    This is what is happening ladies i'm afraid. Children are not properly raised and therefore usually left to there own thing and hanging around with the wrong people. I was a rebel I know that, I smoked, I hung around with the wrong people, stole all of it (apart from the sex and drinking i was good with them) But i had a huge wake up call.
    I never missed a day of school, I still smoke, But as soon as i was old enough to work, I got a job at asda even whilst I was in school, I'd work firday afternoons and the weekend to keep me out of the danger with my so called friends. Plus I never got court when I was younger so I don't have anything againist my name. And never will as I learnt...but children don't have the wake up calls we did 10 years plus ago.

    My daughter knows what police do and if she is naughty they will take her away. Her uncle and her god father are both police officers and when she see's them in their uniforms she goes quite and behaves it's lovely it really is.
    She knows no swearing, No shouting but she is a child i let her go every now and again on that one.
    She says please and thank you.

    What is bad is when I took her into a school to put her name down and the lady behind the counter offered her a lolly and when she said her please and thank you, the women said that during her 8 years of been at that school she had never heard a single child say either of them, I get it when were out shopping I make her say please and thank you (she says your welcome when she wants) and people seem shocked that a child knows these words and how to use them in the right context. Why is this>?

    I could have a massive rant about children not been raised properly. I am far from prefect but I'm making damn sure my children have respect for their elders/parents/friends/law everyone they should. It's pathetic otherwise,

    And I know all you fab mums on here are installing the same with your children. I feel for them though as they never have a proper child hood at the same time :(
     
  13. MrsHop

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    I work in supermarket management and have done for a few years and I am still shocked by the attitudes on some children! It is very saddening. I thank my lucky stars for the way I was brought up.

    I think we all go through a rebellious stage but as you say, we woke up from it! I just can't see anything being done to these kids to help them from doing the wrong thing.

    That's really sweet that you daughter goes quiet when they're in uniform! I was very aware that all adults were in charge when I was a child and I think it's really sad that kids have this "you can't talk to me like that" attitude. There's nothing sweeter than a child saying please and thank you, it's rare these days!

    I genuinely worry I'm going to be a horrible mother! I said to one of my staff members that I hoped I had a well behaved child and she said "yeah I'm pretty sure there'll be no problem there!" Haha at least they'll be well behaved!
     
  14. michelle 13

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    Sorry 2 hear about your car, hope u find out where the kids live so you can get it sorted with there parents xxx
     

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