Naples man charged with keying co-worker's car over parking situation

An East Naples man was charged with felony criminal mischief after his co-worker accused him of scratching the paint on his car on three separate occasions.

Gary Charles Dickerson, 61, of 3552 Poinsettia Ave., No. 3, was arrested Wednesday by Naples Police in the 100 block of U.S. 41. He was charged with criminal mischief causing more than $1,000 in damage, a felony, after a co-worker said Dickerson used a key or another sharp object to scratch the paint on his car on three separate occasions, the last of which appeared to take place on camera, according to the report.

According to a report, Than Naing told deputies he had been in a dispute with Dickerson for several months about where Naing parks his car at the retail business where they both work. He further reported having a conversation with the management at his workplace, who told him to "disregard any questioning from Dickerson regarding where he can park," according to the report.

Naing told deputies his car was scratched sometime in December and again in January, at which point he asked his superiors to activate a security camera in the area where he parked, the report states. Naing said that on Jan. 7, he found more damage to his car after work, and asked management to review the surveillance tape from the previous day. According to a deputy who reviewed the tape, it showed Dickerson walking the length of Naing’s vehicle, his hand going up and down the vehicle’s body, corresponding with the damage observed on the vehicle.

The damage was estimated at $1,500, according to the report.

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