Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
On Saturday, my rugby club had an away game. The Club put a bus on so that we could go out on the beer in Morpeth in Northumberland, it picked us up and brought us back to the Rugby Club at 11.30pm.
Mrs Jonny147 Was waiting for me at the club in my car to take me home.
I got in the car, at which point one of the lads decided it was a good idea to roll over the bonnet of my car. Mrs J147 shouted get off, he did - we went home. Got up on Sunday dents and creases all over the bonnet.
Rang the guy up, told him what he had done, he sounded remorseful and said we would sort it out on Tuesday at training.
I looked into getting the bonnet fixed via my insurance, but they call it malicious damage, which means I need to get a crime number, I went to my local branch of Northumbria Police and they said that it would be classed as criminal damage, this would mean that the lad will have to be arrested and get a criminal record, he would then be made to pay for the repairs anyway, the officer suggested I have a word with the lad and get him to pay for the damage. (He said he would have a word if required)
This all seems a bit harsh, but at the end of the day it looks like this is going to have been an expensive night out for him.
Anyone had this happen? what was the cost?