An 82-year-old ex-carpenter has landed himself in hot water after he went round the Murcia City area, and scratched at least 19 cars with a six-centimetre nail.

The National Police arrested the man, who is also accused of damaging bodywork on a number of vehicles, last month in the Barrio del Carmen area of the city, with more acts of vandalism not ruled out.

Authorities have not said what motivated the man to go on his sprees of violence.