Windshield note says pedestrian keyed SUV to enforce traffic law against bad driver
Posted May 23, 2013 9:15 AM CST
By Martha Neil
A woman who authorities say left a note on the windshield of a SUV explaining that she had keyed the vehicle because the driver failed to yield to a pedestrian has been arrested and charged with criminal mischief, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
"Hey I keyed your car," reads the note left on April 17 on a vehicle parked in a Florida supermarket's lot. "You didn't stop for pedestrians as is law. Since no cop to enforce a ticket, this should cover the cost of your fine. Have a good day. P.S. Don't be a d---."
The owner of the KIA sport utility vehicle, Debra Streets, 63, discovered the estimated $1,240.13 in damage caused by someone scratching it with a key or similar object when she returned to her vehicle in the Wesley Chapel lot. She notified authorities, and responding officers from the Pasco County sheriff's department checked store surveillance video. It showed a woman had gotten a sticky note from a clerk at the customer service desk, scribbled something on it, then walked out toward the parking lot and put it on the windshield, the newspaper recounts.
It isn't explained how investigators determined that Natasha Myers, 23, was that woman. However, when deputies went to Myers' home in the same city as the store, she admitted her role, a report says.
Myers, who is a student, was arrested Tuesday, charged with criminal mischief and jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Streets told authorities there had been no incident with a pedestrian before she parked her SUV and said she had approached the parking lot from an area in which there was little or no pedestrian traffic.