ONE of the worst attacks by a car-rolling gang happened on one of Huddersfield's steepest roads.
They smashed a window on David Warren's two-year-old grey VW Bora and let the handbrake off.
The car started to roll down Lockwood Scar, near its junction with Barcroft Road, Newsome. But it smashed into a parked car, which deflected it across the road, into a lamp-post and wall.
It then slewed back into the road, narrowly missing two other parked cars. It ground to a halt, badly damaged.
If it had gone a few more feet it would have gone over the brow of another steep stretch and plummeted down into the centre of Lockwood.
The first Mr Warren knew what had happened was when police knocked on his door at 3.15am on Monday.
"It's absolutely crazy," he said. "I just can't understand what anyone would get out of doing this.
"It's just so lucky no-one was hurt or even killed.
"When these cars are sent rolling down hills in the middle of the night they have no lights on or engine running.
"People will not hear or see them until it is too late," added Mr Warren.
He said the offenders had used a chunk of rock to try to smash the Bora's back window first, but failed.
They then hurled it through the driver's window with such force it landed in the passenger's side.
The £18,000 car may have to be written off.