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  • 10-10-2022 3:36pm
    Registered Users Posts: 22

    Edit: Thanks for the responses here, I appreciate it. I’ll let yous know how it goes

    Post edited by JaneyMackey on



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,062 ✭✭✭Hobgoblin11

    impossible to prove beyond a reasonable doubt when the damage occurred i would have thought, keying a car is a dastardly crime to take responsibility for if you didn't do it

    Dundalk, Co. Louth

  • Registered Users Posts: 22 JaneyMackey

    Post edited by JaneyMackey on

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,344 ✭✭✭NUTLEY BOY

    Legal advice not allowed. Looking at this as a theoretical case study.

    At what point are gardai required to caution a suspect ?

    Has the suspect self-incriminated by apparently identifying themselves if they had not been cautioned first ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,062 ✭✭✭Hobgoblin11

    again if you didnt do it, dont back down, disgusting crime

    Dundalk, Co. Louth

  • Registered Users Posts: 967 ✭✭✭Pinoy adventure

    Mount joy is waiting on you

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  • Registered Users Posts: 22 JaneyMackey

    I get what you're saying. They took a statement from me so I was under caution.

    But again, the video shows literally nothing bar a person walking down a street

  • Registered Users Posts: 22 JaneyMackey

    Unfortunately knowing how this place operates I'd be done, while some lad with 200 previous convictions would be let off

  • Registered Users Posts: 183 ✭✭csirl

    Sounds fishy.

    But do some due diligence on your movements. If you normally have your phone with you, your google timeline will have your movements on it. If the time you passed the house is very different (or you didnt pass it at all that date), then you know the figure on the video isnt you. If so, its game over.

  • Registered Users Posts: 183 ✭✭csirl

    Good point.

    Note that if you accept a caution, the owner could sue you for the damage and would likely win as you admitted it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 22 JaneyMackey

    Yes I checked this. The time on my phone shows I walked past the house alright on that date. But the exact time on the CCTV is unclear as apparently it was either an hour behind or an hour ahead. Can't remember which they said so must get my solicitor to check that.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 186 ✭✭shalom

    Do you have any previous convictions?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,232 ✭✭✭TooTired123

    If you didn’t do it then you must simply reiterate that and stick to it. There’s no way you’d get me to agree that I did/didn’t do something when it’s not true.

    He has no proof, I expect, that his car was keyed that night and not at any time in the days/weeks previous.

    Good luck.

  • Registered Users Posts: 22 JaneyMackey

    Nope. Not even penalty points. Literally the only time I’ve dealt with Gardaí outside run of the mill passport, drivers license stuff

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Is it possible that the local Garda Inspector is pals with the selfish gobsh1te who parked his car and blocked the footpath?

    Irrespective of how this turns out, why not ask the Gardaí why they aren't prosecuting a moron who persists in blocking the footpath.

  • Registered Users Posts: 22 JaneyMackey

    I’ve begun to suspect that myself!

    Haha I was tempted to ask that alright. Like the only reason I’d be anywhere near the car is that I had to walk by it on the footpath

  • Registered Users Posts: 22 JaneyMackey

    I suspect because it’s quite a posh are. Or as said above the owner is a Gardas mate or something

  • Registered Users Posts: 620 ✭✭✭GSBellew

    I don't think I would be inclined to complain about the car blocking the footpath, they might try to twist that back on you.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,560 ✭✭✭newmember2

    How is it game over?? It's not a crime to walk your dog past a

  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 37,925 Mod ✭✭✭✭Seth Brundle

    The Garda then informed me that the owner of the car claims it was at this point that they think their car was keyed and as I was the only person who walked by the car that night I must be responsible.

    The owner has nothing to prove that the car was not damaged beforehand bar an assumption - they don't even seem sure when the keying occurred but know it was you?

    Based on what you've told us, they have nothing to show in terms of who caused the damage or when it happened. Jesus, the damage could have been there for a year but the owner has recently found an opportunity to blame someone.

    The owner then makes an assumption that it was you but again, you cannot be clearly identified - everyone is presuming it is you.

  • Registered Users Posts: 575 ✭✭✭TheWonderLlama

    Tell them nuthin.

    So, a figure, with a hoodie up (face not visible) is alleged to have keyed a car a year ago and the filth have decided you're responsible?

    Nah. A thousand other people could have walked past that car that same evening.

    The damage could have been done at a different time.

    The person in the video is not me. Couldn't be.

    There is no way this is going to court. DPP would laugh it out of his office.

  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 37,925 Mod ✭✭✭✭Seth Brundle

    Actually, did the gardai review the footage from the entire night or are they taking this further based only on what the car owner has claimed?

  • Registered Users Posts: 22 JaneyMackey

    They seemed to have the full recording of the evening

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,876 ✭✭✭Borzoi

    I didn't think that CCTV was allowed record people in public, such as on a path. you could counter claim under GDPR , then he follows you home?? stalking?

    whole thing is a crock of nonsense. a total waste of garda resources based on the victims sleuthing

  • Registered Users Posts: 186 ✭✭shalom

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,996 ✭✭✭✭bucketybuck

    You don't think that CCTV is allowed to record people in public?

    I'm curious why you think all those millions of CCTV cameras are allowed everywhere...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭Count Dracula

    What's your dogs name?