Driver tar­geted with poi­son pen let­ter

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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

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