A former Rotary Club president was caught vandalising his neighbours Bentley
John Saunders, 69, was caught on CCTV as he scratched a V-shape into the car’s bodywork.
The former pillar of the community now has a police record after being convicted of criminal damage by Ipswich magistrates.
Saunders and his neighbour Peter Stirling disagreed over the running of their apartment block, where two-bedroom flats fetch £250,000.
Mr Stirling had set up cameras to watch over his car, which used to belong to airline boss Sir Freddie Laker, because it had been vandalised previously.
John Saunders was caught on CCTV as he scratched a V-shape into the car’s bodywork
I am glad that he has received justice
Mr Stirling, who has lived at the Berechurch Hall development in Colchester, Essex, for more than 30 years, disagreed with Saunders’ role in running the building’s management company.
Soon afterwards, footage showed Saunders causing £2,000 damage to the Bentley.
He was fined £1,500 and ordered to pay the insurance excess of £200 and £650 costs.
Peter Stirling had set up cameras to watch over his car
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Mr Stirling said later: “I am glad that he has received justice.”
Saunders said he had been by the car to look at the interior and was not responsible for the damage.