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Anger as cars are hit by eggs in West Swindon on Halloween
A WOMAN has hit out after Halloween hooligans covered her car in flour and eggs on Thursday night.
Devon Kilminster, 19, of Grange Park, woke up for work the next morning to see her car, as well as her parents’ vehicle, had been attacked.
She then had to spend almost two hours cleaning the two motors, making her late for work.
“I was shocked and furious when I saw the two cars,” said the trainee veterinary nurse.
“No one else on our street was attacked so I have no idea why we were targeted.
“I had to clean my car as well as the car belonging to my parents, who are on holiday, because I didn’t want them to see the car like that. I am someone who appreciates the things I have so really love my car.
“It meant I was late for work which is just not fair. Why should I have to suffer when I have done nothing wrong?”
Extra work was needed on her parents car because it was a soft top. Despite spending so much time cleaning the car she was unable to remove all of the detritus.
Some of the egg even seeped into the engine.
The incident has left her feeling shaken and uncomfortable at the attack on her property.
She said: “The worrying thing is that I was at home while this happened. I came home from work and then didn’t leave again.
“It means while I was at home alone they were on my driveway. The way some of it has been poured on the car means they were touching the car as well.
”I was playing music so they knew I was at home. I put a sign up on my door wishing people a happy Halloween but that I didn’t have anything for trick or treaters so not to knock on the door.
“Some children did knock and were fine when I told them I didn’t have anything. I was polite so there is no reason for anyone to do anything.”
Devon contacted the police but because no permanent damage has been done to the cars charges could not be pressed for vandalism. However, a police spokesman said the offence of public disorder could have been committed.
Devon said: “It’s just so upsetting that people get away with this sort of thing. It is not the first time this has happened.
“A few years ago someone put eggs through our letterbox. It caused a lot of damage to the carpet and it is still possible to see the stains which we are trying to clean.
“I know it’s Halloween but that is no excuse for this kind of behaviour. I want people to see what has happened and think about what effect it can have.”
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