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Police: Man scratched hundreds of cars

March 19, 2013 at 3:52 PM   |   Comments

EMMEN, Netherlands, March 19 (UPI) -- Police in Netherlands said they arrested a man who admitted to scratching paint on hundreds of cars to work out his frustration from personal problems.

Emmen police said the 59-year-old man, whose name was not released, admitted Monday to causing more than $1.3 million in damage to hundreds of cars during the past year to work out his "frustration" from personal problems, DutchNews.nl reported Tuesday.

The national ANP news agency said the man was caught Saturday night allegedly scratching cars with a screwdriver.

Police said the man was angry no reward had been offered for information leading to his capture, so he carved "1000BTW" into one of the cars, standing for "1,000 euros ($1,288) too little reward.

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