Courtesy car vandalised at Maleny Show


Maleny Police are appealing for witnesses to the vandalism of a Maleny business’ courtesy car last Friday, May 27 at the Maleny Show.

Maleny OIC Sergeant Nick Paterson explained a bollard had been put through the back windscreen of the vehicle sometime on the Friday evening between 9-11pm, as the show was winding down for the evening.

So far no-one has come forward with information in regards to the incident, but Police are hopeful that there may have been witnesses.

The Maleny Accident Repair Centre’s courtesy vehicle was last year part of a community colouring-in competition run by the business and the design was that of a now-year-5 Maleny State School student.

Repair Centre owner Juan Perez said it was probably bored kids misbehaving.

“I’m disappointed as anyone would be, but in the same breath I’m not devastated by it. We’ll move on,” he said.

“It’s not going to deter us from getting out there and helping the community.”

He said the damage, along with other examples of graffiti and vandalism in that area had prompted him to think about initiatives to help kids find meaningful activities.

“It’s an opportunity to see if there’s something we can do, build something for them to do at night,” he said.

“Maybe it’s time for me to see what I can do.”

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