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Teen who damaged £110k sports car skipping stones won’t pay any compensation

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A glamorous teenager has been fined just £108 despite damaging a luxury sports car with stones.

Scarlet Jane McPherson, 19, won’t have to pay a penny in compensation after she claimed she never intended to cause damage to the supercar.

Furious owners had demanded £5,400 in damages – but the youngster walked away with just a fine.

The teenager was on her usual morning walk in Brisbane, Australia last month when she accidentally booted a stone in the direction of a Lotus Evora GT 410.

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Lotus Evora’s retail at around £108,330, the Daily Mail reported, and the fuming owners asked for thousands in compensation.

McPherson, of Samford, was quizzed by police after the driver of the flash motor called the authorities.

Police prosecutor Graham Turner said the victim, and a witness, saw the teen throw something onto the path before a loud bang was heard.

The rock reportedly smashed into the roof of the vehicle.

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When officers took longer than half an hour toto turn up, the teenager was picked up by her mother.

Ms McPherson was eventually interviewed by police on September 29, over two and a half weeks following the incident on September 12.

She pleaded guilty at Pine Rivers Magistrates court to placing a stone on the bitumen road which had the potential to cause damage to the luxury vehicle.

But the youngster insisted it was never her intention to cause any malicious damage.

She told The Courier Mail: “I was just skimming stones across the road. The car was speeding around the corner, that’s why I didn’t see it.”

The teenager was fined $200 Australian dollars £108 – but escaped a criminal conviction.

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