Elizabeth checks out the damage on her car after a patron kicked it outside a CBD nightspot earlier this month. Elizabeth, a security guard for the local venue, will now have to fork out $1500 to fix her car.
Elizabeth checks out the damage on her car after a patron kicked it outside a CBD nightspot earlier this month. Elizabeth, a security guard for the local venue, will now have to fork out $1500 to fix her car. Sharyn Oneill

Drinker turns on guard

ELIZABETH'S work involves booting out drunk and unruly revellers, but the Rockhampton woman didn't think doing her job would result in her car being kicked and damaged.

The 20-year-old, whose name has been withheld due to privacy reasons, was working as a security guard at a Rockhampton venue on Sunday, July 3, when she asked a young man to leave the premises about 11pm.

Elizabeth said he left willingly, but seconds later there was a loud bang outside the CBD nightspot.

“I came out to see what had happened and there was no one else outside except him and a huge dent in the front quarter panel on the passenger side of my car that wasn't there before,” she said.

“When I asked him about it he completely denied that anything had even happened.”

A security guard for the venue for two months now, Elizabeth said she'd saved $5000 to buy the Holden Commodore wagon since school.

“I wasn't raised like that. You can destroy your own property until the cows come home, but don't take it out on someone else's.”

Currently unroadworthy, due to the front passenger side door being unable to open, and uninsured, Elizabeth will have to fork out $1500 to repair the damage.

“It's just really hard to see something you've worked so hard for be destroyed by someone for no reason,” she said.

She is also frustrated that police didn't appear to be treating the incident as a priority.

“I could've lashed out at him for doing that to my car there and then, but I thought I'd go about it the right way and something would be done, but that's obviously not the case,” she said.

Acting Inspector Paul Elliot of Rockhampton police said the incident was under investigation and they had a suspect.



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