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UPDATE: ‘Parking rage’ at COC leaves athlete’s car damaged

Posted: November 14, 2012 3:16 p.m.
Updated: November 14, 2012 7:22 p.m.

Local football star Tim White was blind sided Wednesday — not on the field, but in the parking lot at College of the Canyons, where someone viciously vandalized his new car.

Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday, someone keyed the driver’s side car door of White’s Camaro, stuck a hypodermic needle into his front driver’s side tire and left a “nasty” note, according to White and campus security officials.

The incident is being treated seriously as an example of apparent “parking rage,” said Tammy Castor, director of campus security.

“It is serious and we contacted the (Santa Clarita Valley) Sheriff’s Station,” she said.

 A reward of $2,000 is also being posted by White’s family and friends for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandal.

The incident was apparently spurred by parking outside the lines.

Because a minivan was parked outside the designated lines, White parked his Camero accordingly, he said, which also pushed it outside the parking space perimeter.

“I think he (the vandal) came out and saw how I parked,” White said, prompting the attack.

“The syringe is a diabetic needle,” Castor said. “We don’t have these needles on campus.”

The note left for White is threatening, said White’s friend Sandi Armstrong, reading its closing line as: “If I see your car parked in this lot again you won’t be happy how your car will look after school.”

The vandal signed the note: “sincerely, your worst nightmare.”

“I’m thinking I’ll ride my bike to school,” White quipped. “I might just need to do that.”




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