There are a lot of ingredients in the the cake of this incident. The jogger who inflicted wanton damage on that car probably will be identified and punished for criminal damage as well he deserves. There is no excuse for such criminal acts, but there may be reasons why he was brought to the edge of what, for all we know, was bizarre & out of character behaviours.
Reasons are not an excuse, there are none for what he did.
We do not even know if he travelled to be there, or was he local.
Think on it it this way. How often to we see people with a keep-fit focused mind set of putting their bodies into stress for their own health regimes being regular Court fodder for petty and not so petty crimes? Not a lot if at all. I attend ( or did) a gym 3 times weekly for personal health reasons for 6 years and not once have I come across a dodgy sort.
Now the flip coin.
My sister retired to Sandbanks 20 years or so back. She & her husband take regular walking exercises, some times driving a short distance to Chesil Beach, Bridport etc to do so.
The pair of them went out for the usual hour or so locally to them and decided to cut their ramble short last week thanks to the pungent stench of human urine & faeces loosely wrapped in bog roll thanks, clearly, to normal public facilities being either closed or not immediately available. The local areas were mobbed with people often times in multiple groups. The only ones not really causing issues, but clogging up back roads were motorhome owners with chem toilets.
There were rivulets of human urine running out of some back-shop bin areas, which of course dries off in the sun and creates a pungent ammonia -likened stench all of it’s own.
A lot of the locals, who know they rely on tourists etc, were seething but the Police were outnumbered and unable to do anything effective…without risking the shouty snowflake entitled brigades…with Iphones.
Now, some people are simply better equipped to deal with stress, and some have shorter fuses. What brought that guy to become, perhaps for the first time in his life, a criminal who may end up with a record that could damage him and his family for years, we will not likely find out. Had it been my car, it would not have been there in the first place, and it would at least have been parked properly and not facing oncoming vehicles while pretty much jammed up against the greenery. They made their choice that day to “join the sheeple”.
They certainly did not deserve to come back to the car in that condition, and the jogger deserves all he gets but…these days mixing it with Joe Public who have been kettled up and stressed to and over their normal limits is pretty risky. It’s quite conceivable that 5 owner had to avail himself of the country side as well. Who knows?
As ever, we can trust the Daily Heil for it’s excellent even handed reporting. ( Cough)