Police were today hunting vandals who damaged eight cars – including a £65,000 Tesla – in a series of late-night attacks.
Wing mirrors, windscreen wipers, number plates and petrol caps were ripped from cars parked in Aberdeen city centre and in Old Aberdeen.
One of the vandalised vehicles, a blue Tesla Model S electric car, had a plant pot smashed into the side of it as it was parked in the Gallowgate car park area.
A blue Land Rover Freelander had damage to its wing mirrors, windscreen wipers and petrol cap, while the front wipers and mirrors of a black Mini Cooper were also targeted.
Half-a-mile away, on Merkland Road, two Vauxhall Zafiras, a Suzuki, Mazda and Fiat all had their wing mirrors damaged.
All the damage happened on Friday night or during the early hours of Saturday morning and police are not ruling out that the two incidents are connected.
A Police Scotland spokesman added: “Officers are carrying out door-to-door inquires and are checking CCTV.”
Merkland Road resident Colin Ewen, 55, had the wing mirror ripped off his red Fiat.
The service engineer said it is not the first time it has happened and that his previous car had also been targeted.
He added: “It’s not happened for a while, so I’m actually quite surprised.
“You have to laugh or you’ll cry. I’ve only had the car about a year.
“It’s just morons. This is just a laugh to them.
“That’s going to be a couple of hundred for a new mirror and to have it fitted.”
Councillor Jean Morrison, who represents the Gallowgate area, lambasted the vandals.
She said: “It is just sheer vandalism and really, really disappointing as we are encouraging people not to drink and drive. If people are leaving their cars they would hope they are safe.
“I would encourage anyone with information to get in touch with Police Scotland.”