Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

VANDALS CAUSE $30,000 DAMAGE WHO WILL PAY? Young Vandals Cause $30,000 of Damage

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

VANDALS CAUSE $30,000 DAMAGE WHO WILL PAY? Young Vandals Cause $30,000 of Damage

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Jessica Grewal

A CAR sales manager is calling for parents of young vandals to be held accountable after a senseless night of destruction left his dealership with a hefty damage bill.

More than 20 cars (in excess of $400,000 worth) are expected to be off the floor at Wide Bay Motor Group for at least a month as repair work is carried out on kicked in doors and bonnets and scratched panel work.

The alarm was raised when a neighbour heard loud noises coming from the Torquay Rd business about 1.30am Thursday.

With teenagers as young as 13 accused of causing the damage, Adrian Eustice knows the alleged culprits are unlikely to suffer any real punishment under the justice system but for him, that's just part of the problem.

He says the attack is symptomatic of a behaviour pattern which is costing Bay businesses big money and it's time for parents to pay up.

Digesting the destruction which had allegedly been caused by "very angry" children yesterday, Mr Eustice said it was time for the community to ask the question "where to from here? …

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