Sense­less home at­tack

Chair thrown through Fin­ley win­dow

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - ~ So­phie Burge

Imag­ine sleep­ing peace­fully in bed and be­ing wo­ken by one of your win­dows be­ing smashed.

That’s the fright a 68 year-old Fin­ley man and his wife got on Satur­day night when a heavy alu­minum chair was thrown through the front win­dow of their Scoullar St home (pic­tured).

The crash­ing sound was so loud, the Fin­ley man thought there had been a se­ri­ous car crash just out­side his house.

‘‘We got straight up and found the chair and all the bro­ken glass in­side the front fam­ily room,’’ the man said.

‘‘We couldn’t see any­one or hear any­one nearby — it’s a mys­tery.

‘‘It was lucky

it wasn’t a win­dow to our bed­room, which is nearby.

‘‘And had it been a lounge­room where our good fur­ni­ture is, it would have caused con­sid­er­ably more dam­age and in­con­ve­nience.’’

The un­sus­pect­ing home owner, who is sure he’s done noth­ing to pro­voke an at­tack of this kind, said he had heard re­ports of sim­i­lar ‘‘sheer stu­pid­ity’’ that oc­curred in Fin­ley that night.

‘‘In Tocumwal St, near the Fin­ley RS Club, a lady who was driv­ing to work about 5am dam­aged her car be­cause some idiot put large rocks in the mid­dle of the road,’’ he said.

‘‘From my un­der­stand­ing the lady’s car has been dam­aged quite badly.

‘‘I’d imag­ine her bill would be more than mine, which I es­ti­mate will be about $1000.’’

Be­liev­ing the two in­ci­dents are linked, the man said he was sick and tired of ‘‘foolish’’ be­hav­iour from in­di­vid­u­als.

‘‘You look at this, the dam­age to Rail­way Park in Fe­bru­ary and also when bins were burnt in Fin­ley streets ear­lier last year,’’ he said.

‘‘Haven’t these peo­ple got some­thing more pro­duc­tive to do? Don’t they re­alise their stu­pid­ity im­pacts on other peo­ple?

‘‘This style of ac­tiv­ity needs to stop.’’

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about ei­ther case of van­dal­ism is asked to con­tact Fin­ley Po­lice on (03) 5883 1044 or CrimeStop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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