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Car set alight in Kambah – Why?

By niceplacetolive - 6 September 2011 32

burned out car

My car was burnt last night in a senseless act of vandalism.

 I brought the car for my daughter, who was involved in a serious hit and run accident 4 years ago, so that she could attend doctors appointments and rehabilitation and have some sense of independence.

After the accident, and very lengthy hospital stay she had to learn to walk again which was by no means easy.    Also burnt in the car was her entire medical history including x-rays, scans, ultrasounds and medical reports as she had attended another doctors appointment yesterday. These things cannot be replaced and are needed for her ongoing treatment. 

 To the vandals who did this awful unforgiveable thing, I hope that justice finds you.

Her husband lost his job on Friday due to the economic downturn, he’s looking desperately for another job and they cannot afford another car and neither can I. She is now effectively trapped in her home, as she can only walk very limited distances.  If anyone has an economical small car available please let me know.

 Why would someone do something so horrible?

What’s Your opinion?


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32 Responses to
Car set alight in Kambah – Why?
Tooks 12:09 pm 06 Sep 11

Skidd Marx said :

Tooks said :

Skidd Marx said :

Not to say the majority of people in Tuggeranong aren’t good people, but it nonetheless has the highest rate of grubs per capita in Canberra, without a doubt. I used to live in Kambah, and due to lack of a garage I was forced to park my car on the street. Within the space of 6 months I had the badges stolen, 2 windows smashed, key-scratching down the entire length of the car, aerial broken off etc etc all in separate incidents. It really gets me down to think how I had managed to keep a 40 year old car in such great condition, only to have it systematically destroyed over a 6 month period by thoughtless vandals. It was the best car I ever owned and yet I ended up swapping the car for a case of beer for someone who was going to use it for parts.

I moved to Wanniassa to get away from it but it turned out being even worse so I gave up on Tuggeranong and moved to Belconnen. Guess what? 12 months later and I haven’t got a single bad word to say about the place.

Your family circumstances are very unfortunate, but you can’t take it personally. Believe me, scum don’t discriminate.

I bet you didn’t move to the Kambah/Wanniassa equivalent in Belcompton.

No, I didn’t move to Dunlop. But at least there are di&khead-free suburbs in Belconnen (Hawker, Weetangera, Aranda). Where are the Tuggers equivalents? I’ll pay Fadden but that’s it.

Really? There are absolutely NO dickheads in Hawker, Weetangera, Aranda? I beg to differ, having met a few of them. Every suburb has dickheads. If you live in bad parts of Kambah and Wanniassa, you’re more likely to run into them.

Where are the Tuggers equivalents? Fadden, MacArthur, Calwell, Bonython, Gordon, to name a few, are all reasonably devoid of d/heads.

matt31221 11:57 am 06 Sep 11

arescarti42 said :

“Why would someone do something so horrible?”

Because people are scum.

Speak for yourself. Not everyone hides behind a false gross generalisation to justify their own shortcomings and bad deeds.

Roadrage77 11:39 am 06 Sep 11

Henry82 said :

why don’t you have 3rd party F&T?

How would that have helped?

Skidd Marx 11:37 am 06 Sep 11

Tooks said :

Skidd Marx said :

Not to say the majority of people in Tuggeranong aren’t good people, but it nonetheless has the highest rate of grubs per capita in Canberra, without a doubt. I used to live in Kambah, and due to lack of a garage I was forced to park my car on the street. Within the space of 6 months I had the badges stolen, 2 windows smashed, key-scratching down the entire length of the car, aerial broken off etc etc all in separate incidents. It really gets me down to think how I had managed to keep a 40 year old car in such great condition, only to have it systematically destroyed over a 6 month period by thoughtless vandals. It was the best car I ever owned and yet I ended up swapping the car for a case of beer for someone who was going to use it for parts.

I moved to Wanniassa to get away from it but it turned out being even worse so I gave up on Tuggeranong and moved to Belconnen. Guess what? 12 months later and I haven’t got a single bad word to say about the place.

Your family circumstances are very unfortunate, but you can’t take it personally. Believe me, scum don’t discriminate.

I bet you didn’t move to the Kambah/Wanniassa equivalent in Belcompton.

No, I didn’t move to Dunlop. But at least there are di&khead-free suburbs in Belconnen (Hawker, Weetangera, Aranda). Where are the Tuggers equivalents? I’ll pay Fadden but that’s it.

Henry82 11:34 am 06 Sep 11

why don’t you have 3rd party F&T?

Skidd Marx 11:34 am 06 Sep 11

30 secs after posting my comment I read of an axe-wielding mugger in Belconnen….

I know there are knobs everywhere, Tugger just seems to have more of them hence the use of ‘per-capita’ to clarify my claims.

pink little birdie 11:34 am 06 Sep 11

edlang said :

Can she drive manual? Or does she need an automatic? If it’s the former I might be able to help…

ditto…

Chop71 11:32 am 06 Sep 11

They are not called “Thuggies” for nothing 🙂

KB1971 11:30 am 06 Sep 11

Ironically, Tuggers has not had an axe wielding mugger yet……….

KB1971 11:28 am 06 Sep 11

Skidd Marx said :

Not to say the majority of people in Tuggeranong aren’t good people, but it nonetheless has the highest rate of grubs per capita in Canberra, without a doubt. I used to live in Kambah, and due to lack of a garage I was forced to park my car on the street. Within the space of 6 months I had the badges stolen, 2 windows smashed, key-scratching down the entire length of the car, aerial broken off etc etc all in separate incidents. It really gets me down to think how I had managed to keep a 40 year old car in such great condition, only to have it systematically destroyed over a 6 month period by thoughtless vandals. It was the best car I ever owned and yet I ended up swapping the car for a case of beer for someone who was going to use it for parts.

I moved to Wanniassa to get away from it but it turned out being even worse so I gave up on Tuggeranong and moved to Belconnen. Guess what? 12 months later and I haven’t got a single bad word to say about the place.

Your family circumstances are very unfortunate, but you can’t take it personally. Believe me, scum don’t discriminate.

Got any stats to back up your claim? Thought not. You also forgot to mention the two areas in both of those suburbs you lived as both of them have areas that are less desirable than others. What precautions were you taking to prevent anything happening to your car?

I have lived down here for 17 years, 7 of those in Richardson & I love it. What has happend to the OP was unfortunate & probably a result of the weather warming up.

Tooks 11:27 am 06 Sep 11

Skidd Marx said :

Not to say the majority of people in Tuggeranong aren’t good people, but it nonetheless has the highest rate of grubs per capita in Canberra, without a doubt. I used to live in Kambah, and due to lack of a garage I was forced to park my car on the street. Within the space of 6 months I had the badges stolen, 2 windows smashed, key-scratching down the entire length of the car, aerial broken off etc etc all in separate incidents. It really gets me down to think how I had managed to keep a 40 year old car in such great condition, only to have it systematically destroyed over a 6 month period by thoughtless vandals. It was the best car I ever owned and yet I ended up swapping the car for a case of beer for someone who was going to use it for parts.

I moved to Wanniassa to get away from it but it turned out being even worse so I gave up on Tuggeranong and moved to Belconnen. Guess what? 12 months later and I haven’t got a single bad word to say about the place.

Your family circumstances are very unfortunate, but you can’t take it personally. Believe me, scum don’t discriminate.

I bet you didn’t move to the Kambah/Wanniassa equivalent in Belcompton.

Ben_Dover 11:26 am 06 Sep 11

The fact is that each time something so blatantly unforgivable happens, and people here call for justice, we are told that we are a “lynch mob” or “the Laura Norder crowd” or that we do not understand the terrible upbringing/social situation/mental health problems etc etc ad nauseum of the perpetrators and that severe punishment/incarceration for these people is inappropriate, and that teh cops only fit people up and never catch the actual guilty parties.

Then we have the ACT judiciary, who seem to think their roles is that of social services to the criminal fraternity.

The whole world has gone mad. Except for me.

Skidd Marx 11:11 am 06 Sep 11

Not to say the majority of people in Tuggeranong aren’t good people, but it nonetheless has the highest rate of grubs per capita in Canberra, without a doubt. I used to live in Kambah, and due to lack of a garage I was forced to park my car on the street. Within the space of 6 months I had the badges stolen, 2 windows smashed, key-scratching down the entire length of the car, aerial broken off etc etc all in separate incidents. It really gets me down to think how I had managed to keep a 40 year old car in such great condition, only to have it systematically destroyed over a 6 month period by thoughtless vandals. It was the best car I ever owned and yet I ended up swapping the car for a case of beer for someone who was going to use it for parts.

I moved to Wanniassa to get away from it but it turned out being even worse so I gave up on Tuggeranong and moved to Belconnen. Guess what? 12 months later and I haven’t got a single bad word to say about the place.

Your family circumstances are very unfortunate, but you can’t take it personally. Believe me, scum don’t discriminate.

edlang 10:58 am 06 Sep 11

Can she drive manual? Or does she need an automatic? If it’s the former I might be able to help…

arescarti42 10:12 am 06 Sep 11

“Why would someone do something so horrible?”

Because people are scum.

As soon as I accepted this the world started making a lot more sense.

Also if you assume that anything that can be vandalised/stolen will be, and that if an opportunity exists for people to screw you over they will, then you end up making far more robust decisions that lead to those things happening less frequently.

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