A woman caused thousands of pounds of damage to two cars parked on the street in Blackpool by scratching them. Lynette Simon, a 54-year-old career, of Barnfield, Meadow View, Great Plumpton, pleaded guilty to damaging a Mercedes and an Audi.
She was sentenced to a 12 months community order with up to 20 days rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service and fined £5. Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said a woman living on Watson Road, South Shore, saw Simon damaging her father’s and her partner’s cars, on July 23 at 12.15am. Both cars were extensively damaged, one with the word ‘Simon’ scratched on the bonnet, and they would cost a total of £2,600 in total to repair. When interviewed by police, Simon denied damaging the cars but accepted her guilt after she was shown footage from the dash cam in the Audi which showed her committing the offences. The night of the offence she had drunk some wine, for the first time in 15 years, on the beach with a friend. She said: “I believe I must have had a psychotic episode. I am now attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings again.”