Police look for suspect in luxury car vandalism
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There are several high-end car dealerships on Kapiolani Boulevard, including JN Exotics at the corner of Kapiolani and Cooke Street. That's where a dozen luxury cars were "keyed" in two separate incidents, including one on Tuesday.
Surveillance video taken at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday of the JN Exotics lot shows a woman wearing a baseball cap with a sweater tied around her waist going around to different vehicles. The woman left big scratches along the sides of six luxury vehicles, some of which cost upwards of $200,000.
When these cars get keyed, it's not easy to get them repainted. Some of the vehicles are painted in several coats, including primers and clear coats, in a process than can take several days.
A bright red Bentley sports car in the lot has a sticker price of $275,000. The scratch on it will take thousands of dollars to repair, and has knocked off tens of thousands of dollars off the car's value.
There's also surveillance video of what appears to be the same woman, keying six other cars on October 15. That incident also took place in broad daylight, at 8:20 a.m. She also was wearing a baseball cap, a sweater around her waist and slippers in that incident.
JN estimates the 12 damaged vehicles are worth more than a million dollars. The repairs could cost more than $100,000 because of the high-quality paint and bodywork involved.
Anyone with information is asked to call Honolulu police.
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