Professor vandalizes numerous luxury cars

Stephen Graham 
By: Wayne Morin 

While intoxicated, some people do things they come to regret later.

Now, alcohol is being blamed for a professor’s mischief.

The 47-year-old professor has been found guilty of vandalizing luxury cars.

British professor Stephen Graham used a screwdriver to scratch cars as he inscribed the words "very silly," and "really wrong" on more than 24 cars, the Newcastle Crown Court heard.

Graham, admitted to scratching the graffiti on the cars, causing thousands of dollars in damages. The cars he vandalized included Mercedes, Audi, Volvo and Mitsubishi, with the total damage amounting to almost $30,000.

Graham, who had been drinking, admitted to four counts of criminal mischief. His lawyer claimed that his client had no recollection of the incident.

Graham had blamed a bad reaction to alcohol, antibiotics and prescription drugs for his destructive behavior.

Gram will be sentenced next month.