Sanitation worker scratches cars 'to revenge parking lot keeper'

A total of 11 cars were scratched with a sharp object, and the suspect was put on bail because car owners have forgiven her, police said.

A 56-year-old sanitation worker was caught scratching cars in a parking lot, and she claimed that it was a revenge on the parking lot keeper, police said on Saturday.

A total of 11 cars were scratched with a sharp object which the suspect surnamed Shen owned up later was a key, and the estimated loss was about 7,000 yuan (US$1,100).

The woman, a Shanghai local, was put on bail because owners of the cars scratched have forgiven her, police said.

The incident took place about 3am on April 28 in a parking lot on Neijiang Road, Yangpu District, and police received a report later in the morning.

From surveillance cameras at the parking lot and in the nearby streets, police soon managed to identify suspect and caught her in her home the next day.

Yangpu police

Shen is caught on a surveillance camera in the parking lot scratching cars on the early morning of April 28.

Yangpu police

Shen is caught riding a bike home after scratching the cars.

Shen said she did it because she had some quarrels with the keeper of the parking lot, according to the police.

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