I took some things to the charity shop this morning and as I got out of my car a woman in the car in the next space shouted that I had dinged her car. When I get out of my car I do so with my hand around the edge of the door so if I had hit her car I would have felt it. I said I thought she was mistaken but she continued to rant and pointed to a dent in her car door. By opening my car door it was obvious that in order for me to have caused the dent I would have had to hit it with the centre of my door! I repeated I thought she was mistaken and carried on into the charity shop. When I came out she was gone.
I then went to nearby shopping centre and saw the same car with the same woman sitting there. I parked a little way from her and sat and watched. Another car soon pulled in beside her and an elderly gentleman got out - sure enough she started shouting that he had dinged her car, which he denied. They carried on a conversation and I then saw him take out his wallet - at that point I intervened and told him she had tried the same thing with me (which she denied). I had filmed his car pulling into the space and it showed at no time did any part of his car touch her car. She got in her car and drove off.
Speaking to the gentleman after he said that she had told him she was a solicitor and she would sue him and it would cost him thousands in court fees and costs. She then said if he gave her £100 there and then she would forget it. After telling her he didn't have that much money on him and didn't use cards she asked how much he did have. He told her just £40 which he was going to use to do his grocery shopping. She said in order to save him the stress of a court case she would take that - which is when I had stepped in.
Obviously she spends her time waiting in car parks to try to scam people out of cash.
I have put a note on the local Facebook page but just in case she isn't just a one off scum bag I thought I would warn other GNs.
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