Bar patron suspected in car damage

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A possible patron of a bar in Plaza Midwood is suspected of causing significant damage to a car owned by a couple who lives nearby, according to a police report and the couple’s comments in a neighborhood Facebook page.

On Saturday night, a man was found looking into a resident’s car parked on Hamorton Place, just down the street from Central Station, a local gay bar. The car’s owner approached the man and told him to leave, after which the man apparently visited the bar.

The next morning the car’s owner and girlfriend found the front windshield nearly completely smashed in and a large rock sitting on the car’s hood.

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The incident occurred sometime after 11 p.m. on Saturday evening. A police report was filed on Sunday. The suspect apparently did not try to enter the car, which was locked. No items were missing from the vehicle.

The couple has described the possible suspect as a white man, approximately six feet tall, with no facial hair and wearing a red baseball hat, jeans and what they think is a white sweatshirt.

Anthony Decker, Central Station’s manager, told qnotes he and the bar are working with the victims and police.

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“I am saddened to hear of this incident, as I live in the neighborhood, however I can assure this was a personal attack and has nothing to do with Central Station,” he said.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said Monday morning that no one has been charged in the crime.

Those with information on the incident can call the CMPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 704-334-1600.

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Posted by Matt Comer

Matt Comer is a staff writer for QNotes. He previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015.