Police are appealing to anyone who saw a man beating his fists against the window of a car on Lydiard Street.
Ballarat Police Constable Michelle Cosgrave said a white Holden Commodore pulled up behind a stationary but occupied blue Hyundai i30 at the Lydiard Street traffic lights at the Mair Street intersection on Saturday morning at 11am.
The male driver of the Commodore got out of his car and approached the driver’s door of the Hyundai.
He began to hit the roof of the car, banging his fist on the window of the driver’s door and yelling, Constable Cosgrave said. He kicked in the driver’s door causing substantial damage to the panelling.
He attempted to open the door but was unsuccessful because it was locked.
The attack was completely random and the victim did not know the offender, police say.
The man is described as 180 centimetres, wearing a white hoodie, red cap, and unshaven.
After the attack he got back in his vehicle and he conducted a u-turn and was last seen travelling north down Lydiard Street.
Police believe the driver of a silver dual cab ute next to the Hyundai would have witnessed the accident. They are appealing for that driver or any other witnesses to come forward with any information.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Ballarat police on 5336 6000 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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