If you thought that keying cars was an act of vandalism reserved for jealous girlfriends or high school pranksters, think again. Footage from a home security camera shows the moment that an elderly woman, as she’s taking her dog for a walk down a San Diego, California neighborhood, keys the front of a neighbor’s car.
According to the uploader of the above video, who is also the truck owner, the reason behind the keying was pretty cut and dry.
“I park my truck in my driveway,” reads the video’s description. “Our grumpy neighbor decided to key our truck while walking her dog, presumably because the truck was blocking the walkway, leaving a big scratch.”
Now, if you were to see the woman in the above video out and about, enjoying a nighttime walk with her tiny dog, you’d probably assume she was a sweet, old lady. Not an angry or malicious bone in her body. The kind of person who you’d love to have as a neighbor. Certainly not the type to be capable of dishing out damage to your car.
Maybe most days of the week, our senior car keyer is good-natured and neighborly. Maybe she just woke up on the wrong side of the bed that morning, or ate a bad bowl of granola.
As a dog owner who lives in a busy neighborhood myself, I get how frustrating it is when cars are blocking the sidewalk. Now, have I ever gone up to a car blocking my path, wielding a set of keys, and just scratched the hell out of it? No, I’ve just walked around the car. It takes maybe five extra seconds.
Hey, I get it though. Some people just don’t have that kind of time.
This post was originally published on September 19, 2019.