|parking lot crimes
||[Nov. 12th, 2009|03:14 pm]
I got a call from IBM Security earlier. Apparently someone clipped my long suffering Mini Cooper, Sir Frances Drake, while they were pulling into a parking spot. They broke my back left tail light and pulled the back bumper out a bit:
This same someone then proceeded to pull out of the spot, and repark elsewhere. Fortunately, another IBM employee saw the whole thing, got their license plate number, left me a note, and informed IBM Security.
I went outside to meet the security lady.As you can see, it's not that bad. She said that the lady who hit my car was a contractor, probably a janitor, and that she had called her supervisor to get in touch with her. Also that she was a tiny old lady and spoke very little English. She then told me that they'd probably bring her around to my office in about 20 minutes.
Fortunately, I think something of my reticence to have a tremendously awkward encounter came across, as the security lady called me later and offered to get the insurance information herself.
So that's where we stand. What's the procedure with this kind of stuff, anyhow? Do I call my insurance company first, or do I take it into the shop and see if it's worth hassling over, price-wise?