SUV hater 'wanted to protect the environment'
Thursday 19 July 2012
A man who admitted deliberately scratching five SUV cars and is suspected of attacking several more may end up with a community service sentence, the Telegraaf reports on Thursday.
The paper says the public prosecution department hopes to reach an out of court settlement with Kees van E, who admitted damaging the cars because he was ‘stressed out’ and wanted to protect the environment.
The man, a 47-year-old artist, was arrested in January after one car owner fitted his vehicle with a camera because he was so fed up with the vandalism.
Van E is thought to have struck dozens of times in the Alphen aan den Rijn neighbourhood where he lives, scratching ‘CO2’ and ‘CO2-lul’ into the paintwork of SUVs and other large vehicles.
He may also be forced to pay for the damage, the Telegraaf says.
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