What is the name of your state? California
Here's the story. I want to see if this could hold up in court with whatever evidence I could muster.
My roomate and I both had our cars vandalized. His back window was smashed in by what appears to be a baseball bat. Both my windshield, back window, and side windows were bashed in by the same instrument, I believe. Nothing was taken from the cars. Additionally, the cars were stored at two seperate locations, mine in front my my father's neighbor's house and my roommate's in our parking spot at the complex.
I was at my dad's house til about 9pm with my brother where he left to hang out with his friend. So I was home and in bed at about 10pm. Later that night, at around 2am, my dog woke me up to go out to the bathroom and on my phone I had about 8 missed calls, 2 voicemails, and a couple text messages. They came from my ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend, and his former roommate. The voicemails were hang ups, the txts indicated that I had "wronged them" and I should "come outside." By now my roommate was home, he was with his girlfriend all day.
So in the process of walking my dog I'm txting to figure out what the problem is. After more aggressive behavior and the indication that me and my roommate broke my ex-girlfriend's car window earlier that night (12am was when I recieved the calls), he finally called me and basically told me to **** off and if I had something to say, come see him. On top of that, I accidentally told my ex-g/f that she doesn't know what car I'm driving now, so she can't confirm that it was me or not (I told her I bought a 97 bmw three months ago.) The next morning our car windows are smashed. They do have surveillence at the complex of a couple cars and 2 boys in their 20's in the parking lot late at night, but not any footage of the actual occurance. Also, the only person who could identify MY car from their group would be my ex, since it was parked in front of my neighbor's house and was purchased very recently.
So, with the call log, and text messages with timestamps, photographs of the damage, police reports on vandalism and harrassment, and perhaps even the video tape, do you think that would be enough to prove my case in small claims court?