Dad sickened after vandals attack sick daughter’s car
A TEENAGER sick in hospital has been dealt a cruel blow after it was discovered her car had been graffitied with obscene words and pictures.
Sabrina Zwarts has cystic fibrosis and had been in hospital for two weeks when her dad Vincent told her of the random act of vandalism.
Mr Zwarts said he felt disgusted and ashamed by the malicious act, which has left the family speechless.
The white Daihatsu Sirion was parked in the driveway of the family home in Walkervale when it was targeted and markers used to scrawl profanity and drawings of genitalia and drug utensils.
Mr Zwarts said it was a tough time for the family, who were already dealing with Sabrina's health deterioration and the death of his eldest daughter Jessica from the same disease three years ago, and it was the last thing the family needed.
"This is out of the blue. We've never had any trouble before and we've been here for four years," he said.
"I have young kids and this is disrespectful, coming onto my property and putting stuff like this on my daughter's car."
Mr Zwarts said the words implied the family may have had a connection to drugs and was outraged at the implication.
"I'm very upset about the drug references, I may have tattoos but no one here in this house does drugs," he said.
The father-of-five believed because of the style of writing and the words used it was likely done by children aged between 14 and 16.
He noticed the damage on Sunday and believes it happened sometime between Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.
"My kids don't do this sort of stuff, I don't know why others do," he said.
"There is a name on there but we don't know that person either."
Sabrina spoke to the NewsMail from her hospital bed and said she found it very disrespectful and disturbing.
Mr Zwarts said the police had been informed and he was waiting for them to sight the car before he was able to clean it off.
"The car won't leave my house now until it's cleaned off. I would be ashamed for people to see this," he said.
"It's embarrassing for all of us, especially with the drug references."