A CARMARTHEN businessman has spoken of his disappointment after a man pictured himself jumping on the bonnet of his three-month-old £245,000 McLaren 12C Spider.
The man, who does not want to be identified, said he had only had the car back from the dealers in Birmingham for a matter of hours when he went for food in Port Talbot.
He said he picked a seat so he could keep an eye on the white supercar in a access road between Forge Road and Port Talbot Tesco but didn’t see the man, who posted a picture of the incident on Facebook, jumping on the car.
It was only this morning when a friend messaged him the picture that he realised what had happened.
“It was a little bit disappointing to say the least,” he said. “I’ve only just had it back as well.”
He added: “They delivered it at 4pm yesterday. I used it for a bit and went for dinner last night.
“It had been back to have a few things done under warranty.
“Funnily enough I was looking out of the window and I didn’t see it. I saw a crowd stood round taking pictures, but that is to be expected.
“I chose a seat so I could keep an eye on the car.”
The businessman said the man in question had deleted his Facebook account, adding: “I’m waiting to identify the bloke so I can send him a nasty solicitors letter.”
The businessman said he was waiting for the car to be polished so the extent of damage could be observed properly.
“Fortunately there’s no massive damage,” he said. “When I saw the picture I thought there would be massive dents.
“Someone’s coming round later to give it a polish and clean the footprints off.
“It is still going to cost a lot of money - with these cars everything costs, unfortunately.
“I’ve been going to that restaurant for two to three years and I always park there and I’ve never really had an problems.
“Yes I parked on a double yellow, but it’s cheaper than the damage if you park in a car park.
“You shouldn’t expect to have that sort of thing.”
The picture is currently being shared on Facebook, with Dai Ling Ping asking for people to identify the culprit.