Returning to your parked pride and joy to find that some inconsiderate lout has caused damage to the bodywork is up there with one of the most frustrating feelings the human brain can process.

Teacher Natalie-Jane Davey experienced exactly this when she returned to her beloved Mini Cooper S to discover a large truck had put an enormous scrape along the flanks of the little hatchback.

Luckily, a good Samaritan had left a note on her windscreen, detailing the incident and recording the registration number of the truck to aid a possible prosecution.

The note read: “Hello, A scaffolding truck has just scraped your car right along the petrol cap.

“They didn’t come back so I got the reg for you. Get the cheeky *******!” signed only with the first name Lee.

Despite the kind gesture, police had told Ms Davey that, without a formal witness statement from Lee, they would be unable to prosecute the truck driver.

So the teacher, who was parked up in Richmond, southwest London when the incident occurred, has since turned to Facebook in an attempt to track Lee down.

Ms Davey said in a Facebook post: “I really want to find him to thank him and buy him a beer.”

An image of the Mini and the note in question was posted to Facebook where it has subsequently attracted over 10,000 ‘Likes’ and has been shared more than 45,000 times. The hunt for Lee has even made its way onto Twitter with many users using the hashtag #FindLee in a bid to track down the elusive stranger.

According to a recent post by Ms Davey, the hunt for Lee has been successful as she recently updated her status, saying: “Lee has been found! #findlee #foundlee.”

Picture from Natalie-Jane Davey/Facebook

Leon Poultney


March 19, 2014