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Man mistakenly parks in someone else’s spot, gets a damaging message

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Conrad Malinak was doing a quick favor for his friend Saturday when a stranger was even quicker to retaliate.

“I will be much more careful of where I park from now on.”

Malinak was at a Spokane Valley apartment complex when ha mistakenly parked in the wrong spot.

He was only inside his friends’ apartment for 10 minutes before returning to his car only to find that someone had scratched “Move Your Car” into the hood of his car with a rock.

“A note would have been more reasonable,” said Malinak. “Or just knocking on doors would have been a much better response.”

The message will cost Malinak $1,000 in repair costs.

“I'll either have to front the money myself or live with the brand that's on the front on my car now.”

But instead of lashing back out at whoever marked Malinak’s car, he just wants to send a simple message of his own.

“This is petty, this is small stuff in the long run,” said Malinak. “But I really hope they find peace. They got really mad about something that was really trivial and that's really sad.”

Malinak filed a police report and says the apartment complex manager knows who may have scratched his car.

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