A gang of 'kids' came down the road the other night (so teens/young adults, really) and broke the wing-mirrors off of a lot of cars, including my mum's car (and they attempted to break the mirror off of a van my dad was using for work, but failed - I suppose it must have been moved, which is how my dad knows they attempted it). R actually noticed police outside arresting a bunch of them, but we didn't realise what they'd done (assuming it was connected!). The damage to my mum's car is pretty bad, and needs part of the door replaced as well as the mirror itself, because of how they ripped it out. The annoying thing is that it seems that they mostly stuck to the opposite side of the road, and my mum was only parked over that side because the people from the local car place keep parking outside our house because the parking at their workplace is for customers (despite many complaints by my mum). However, I can't say for certain that the car would have been left had it been on our side of the road (the van was on our side).
So, we've been waiting for a few days now for the car place to contact the insurance with some details, and to get the car fixed, and a courtesy car to tide us over until the car is ready. My mum phoned up today, and was told that they'd decided that the damage wasn't bad enough to warrant a courtesy car, and that they'd not be getting the parts in for a few days, so we could keep our car until then. My mum asked about driving around without a wing-mirror and he said that it's perfectly legal.
My brother was certain that wasn't the case and checked on the internet, and my mum was certain it wasn't and phoned the police. Obviously, it's not legal, as it's very dangerous. You get fined if the police stop you, and obviously you could have an accident!
So, my mum went round there to talk to them and complain and outright called the guy a liar.
My mum's quite terrifying at times, so I didn't envy them her storming around there in a rage.