As Ben Pitkin watched The Avengers at Maitland cinema on Saturday night he had no idea that a vicious attack was being made on his new car.
Mr Pitkin returned to his Ford Mondeo sedan in the cinema car park to find the windscreen had been smashed and what appeared to be brick indents on the bonnet and roof.
Vandals also targeted two cars parked either side of the Ford, smashing their windscreens and causing extensive damage to the car bodies.
The total damage bill is estimated to exceed $10,000.
There were no CCTV cameras in the car park, so the culprits will most likely not be caught unless witnesses come forward.
Mr Pitkin, of Rutherford, bought the car four months ago and is now $600 out of pocket for the insurance excess.
The loss of wheels has forced him to walk and catch the train to and from work in Maitland while he waits for parts to be ordered to repair his car.
“I’m very upset and angry,” he said.
“When I saw the car I was despondent, [the vandalism is] senseless and stupid.
“They didn’t break into the cars, they just vandalised them, it didn’t benefit them in any way, it was just wilful destruction of property.”
The cars were parked in the corner furthest from the cinema entry against the bushes.
Mr Pitkin spoke to the security guard after the incident who said other cars had been vandalised in the car park in recent weeks.
“Why weren’t we told? I wouldn’t have parked there if I didn’t think it was safe,” he said.
“In the future I’ll be parking in the middle of the car park in full light.”
Mr Pitkin made a report to Maitland Police about the incident.
Anyone with information about the attack is encouraged
to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Maitland Police on 4934 0200.