Two cars splashed with paint thinner or acid outside PCV

The corrosive substance peeled the paint down to the metal on Cailin Krogman’s car door. (Photo courtesy of Cailin Krogman)

The corrosive substance peeled the paint down to the metal on Cailin Krogman’s car door. (Photo courtesy of Cailin Krogman)

By Sabina Mollot

While most drivers have experienced the delight of walking outside to find that their car’s tires have been slashed or the doors keyed by a random jerk, two cars owned by residents of Peter Cooper were recently on the receiving end of a splash attack by either paint thinner or some kind of acid.

One of the car owners, Cailin Krogman, said other cars may have been damaged by the substance, too, which caused the paint to peel back down to the metal all along the passenger door.

The perp, she believes, must have done it last Saturday night at some point after she parked her car at 6:45 p.m. near a Peter Cooper Village entrance on East 20th Street. Krogman didn’t discover the damage herself until the following Monday morning when leaving for work, but said a neighbor who’d been out walking her dog on Sunday morning saw the cars damaged at that time. Because of this, Krogman doesn’t believe she was personally targeted by anyone.

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