A ROCKINGHAM man was shocked to discover his car had been scratched with a key on May 11, but luckily he caught a suspect on his dashcam.
Now Glen Bottrelli (63) is appealing to the public to help him find the man who left him with a $3000 panel beating bill.
Mr Botrelli left his new Mazda BT-50 in the carpark at Bunnings Rockingham while he ran in quickly.
When he got home he was shocked to find two deep gouges down the side of his car.
“I just want to know why he did it?” Mr Botrelli said.
“I’m not sure if he’s mistaken me with someone else?
“I’m hoping someone might know him.”
Mr Botrelli said he had not seen the man before.
He also checked his dashcam footage from that day to see if he had done something that might have caused someone to want to scratch the car.
But he had not done anything, and Mr Botrelli believes it was a random attack.
Mr Botrelli said the police were also shocked when they saw the footage.
“Police were baffled,” he said.
Mr Botrelli had got the car ready to pull a caravan around Australia.
But he also needs the car for work, so he will have to pay for a hire car to use, while his car is getting fixed.
Mr Botrelli recommends that other people install a dashcam on their car to catch other people behaving badly.