I think my car is being targeted. Either that, or some person[s] is/are mistaking my car for someone else’s. I’ve had my current car for roughly six and a half years, but it the last year and a half some very annoying and strange things have been happening to it. The more things keep happening the more I’m starting to believe that it’s not a coincidence.
The first thing happened around the end of spring and beginning of summer last year. I got into my car one morning to go to work and noticed something hanging in the passenger window. I couldn’t quite tell what it was, so I got out of my car and went to the passenger side. There sticking in the top of my door, and slightly prying the door open, was a tire iron. In the opening the tire iron made was a metal clothes hanger that had been pulled into a straight piece of metal that I can only assume was being used as a device to try to unlock the door. From what I can tell, they never actually got into the car (since the evidence was still stuck in the door) and nothing was missing from inside. Furthermore, there wasn’t anything of value in my car to steal. It was actually quite clean at the time, so there wasn’t even the possibility of something of value being hidden under some junk. I called the police station and made a report by phone.
A couple of weeks later, I left my apartment, got into my car, and began driving to my parents’ house in a small town a few miles from the large town I live in. As I was driving I went to look in the passenger mirror to see if the right lane was clear and noticed the mirror was missing. When I got to my parents’ house I examined the spot where the mirror had been, which had no damage. There also wasn’t any damage to the passenger side of my car. It appeared as if someone had come up to my car in my apartment parking lot and knocked/kicked/punched/ripped the mirror right off. I didn’t bother making a report that time, but I did inform the manager of my apartment building of both incidents with my car.
The next attack to my car happened the beginning of this year. I left work and stopped at the grocery store on my way home. I was driving down the lane in front of the store, and then proceeded to turn into the parking aisle to park. I waited until it was clear [while waiting I noticed a car just in front of me, facing me head on, stopped up against a curb], and then turned into the aisle which caused me to turn in front of the stopped car. As I began turning I looked right and realized the car had started to move toward me. Thinking the car was going to realize I was there and stop I looked forward to finish completing the turn into the aisle when my car was struck on the passenger side by the “stopped” car. I looked into the car and noticed four people inside, when the car hit me a second time. The collision caused my car to rotate 90 degrees and hit another car (that was behind me at this point). I started to pick up my cell phone to call 911, and when I looked back up the car was driving away. I noticed the car only had paper license plates, so no license plate number I could write down. The police arrived, took down all the information including witness statements. To this day the other car was never found.
A couple of months after this accident my car was parked on the street across from my parents’ house [this is generally where I park because my parent’s usually have a full driveway]. I was inside hanging out with my little brother. My dad came home from work and when he walked inside he said that as he drove down the street, he noticed someone in their car, sitting next to my car, taking pictures of my car. None of us could figure out what the reason was. The only thing we considered was that maybe they thought I was in a different accident (paint was scratched off the left side of my car’s bumper and the left tail light was broken in the previous accident) and wanted to take pictures to show to someone or whatnot. My dad kept checking outside, but never saw anyone else around my car.
Now, this morning, just a few hours ago I was at my parents’ house again, parked in the same spot across the street. After watching a few movies, my brother and I decided to go to the gas station to get something to drink. As I got to the end of my driveway I realized that there was writing in the freshly fallen snow on the driver side windows of my car. The words said “Die Bitch”. “Hi” was also written on the back windshield and on the trunk. I took a picture of the words “Die Bitch,” then brushed all the snow off my car. As I drove to the gas station I had my little brother send the picture to my dad’s phone. While we were gone, he went out and followed footprints that were in the snow leading up to my car and then away from it. He got quite a few blocks away when I cop that was driving by stopped and asked what he was doing. He explained the situation and the cop told him to head home and he would head there too and make a report. When I got back from the gas station I found this information out and then left information with the cop for his report.
So, I’m sure all of these things could just be coincidences, but it seems so unlikely. I know of very few people who have had their cars broken into, but never anyone that has had this many things happen to them. I also had my previous car keyed in my parents’ driveway as well. I’m a little freaked out about the situation and am definitely considering getting a new car [in case, the people have just mistaken my very popular car for someone else’s] but I also worry that if it is me that they are targeting then I don’t want to subject a new car to this kind of beating.