Driver targeted with poison pen letter
A Cambuslang woman was targeted with a poison pen letter and threats over where she parked her car.
Gillian Woods (25) had the windscreen wipers torn off her vehicle and a sinister handwritten note containing threats of further intimidation left on it.
Gillian had parked her Volkswagen in a residential area after driving to work in East Kilbride.
The road has sections of private parking but Gillian left her car in a free parking zone close to where she works as a travel agent.
But when she returned to her motor in the town’s Falkland Drive on Wednesday, it had been vandalised. She then discovered the warning that included a threat to slash her tyres.
Gillian – who had to pay for repairs – said:“I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the note and the damage to my car. The note sent shivers up my spine and made me realise someone must have been watching my movements. I have only parked on that street three times in the past two weeks and would never go out my way to annoy residents.”
The note said:“Recently you have been dumping your car outside local residents’houses for long periods of time. This is not going to continue.
“If I see your car within 200 yards of where it is today, you will be replacing more than a wiper. Next time it will be a tyre. You have been warned. Get your vehicle out of the area. We have all day to deal with it.”
Gillian added:“I pay my road tax and feel entitled to park there. There’s always spaces and I’ve never blocked a driveway or sat outside a house.
“To come back to the damage and the note was disgusting, especially two days before Christmas. If they had any guts, they could have spoken to me face to face.
“I think it’s pretty sad and pathetic but I’ll be avoiding the street to stop this nonsense. I’ve since discovered someone else who had a similar experience, it’s shameful.”
Police are probing the incident.
Threatened Gillian Woods (25), from Cambuslang