An Audi dealership in California has been hit by a massive case of vandalism, with 98 of their new and used inventory being heavily damaged by a group of key-wielding teenagers.
The vandalism was carried out at Diablo Audi of Concord, California on Friday night by a group of teenagers who were later apprehended by a security guard at a neighboring BMW dealer. Every panel of each damaged vehicle was keyed; necessitating total resprays on many of the vehicles. Total damage is estimated at anywhere between $500,000 and $1,000,000.
"I first noticed (a scratch) on one of our high-performance vehicles," said sales manager Chris Schniegenberg. "Then I turned around and saw it on another. I got sick to my stomach. I called the police and somebody else shouted, 'Hey, there's another one.'"
Damaged cars included RS4s, S8s, TTs, A4s, A6s, A8s, and Q7s as well as used Mercurys.
Information on the teenage perpetrators has not yet been released; Diablo Audi’s insurance will be covering the damage.