Man caught on camera pouring paint stripper on car

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Dashcam footage has captured a man pouring paint stripper onto a car in Australia.

The affected vehicle was parked up in an underground car park in Bankstown – a suburb of south-western Sydney.


A silver Mercedes can be seen driving over from the other side of the car park, before stopping next to the vehicle equipped with the dashcam.

The video then switches views to show the rear of the car. A man gets out of the Mercedes and pours green paint stripper all over the tailgate of the car, and also three other vehicles off-camera. It is not known what his motives were for carrying out the attack.

Because of the footage, the man was successfully caught by the police. He has been charged with causing malicious damage and is expected to appear in court.

By Ted Welford