The white Audi was spotted with the message ‘park elsewhere’ screen across it as it sat behind Winchester Constabulary’s Operational Headquarters in Hampshire.
Meg House, 22, noticed the Audi S3 – that had been neatly parked within the lines of a bay – as she walked home from work.
She said she was “stunned” to see the message written across i and believes it is the result of a parking dispute that spiralled out of control.
Miss House said: “I was just absolutely stunned – it’s criminal damage.It’s just completely horrible. Such a horrible thing to do to a person’s car.
“I would be very annoyed if that was my car. If it was mine I would have certainly reported it to the police.
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“I mean, that car perhaps shouldn’t have been parked there but to write that over the car is a little bit over the top.
“I thought it might have been a police car because it was in what looked like a police car space. I just can’t believe someone would do that.”
Miss House said the car was gone a week later.
She added: “I think perhaps it’s a car parking space for someone who parks there regularly and the other person has just sprayed it.”
Officers confirmed that the car was not a police vehicle and were not investigating.
A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: “We are not investigating a report of criminal damage connected to this car. This is not a police vehicle.”