CELEBRITY caterer Bruno d’Abo was injured when youths dropped a giant snowball on his car from the top of the Merrywalks multi-storey car park in Stroud.
Bruno, whose clients include Lily Allen and Bryan Ferry, was left with neck pains after the block smashed through the sunroof of his Mercedes Benz and landed on him.
Now the 25-year-old, the son of Manfred Mann lead singer Mike d’Abo, is appealing for the offenders to hand themselves into police.
"I understand it can be exciting when there is snow but if children had been in the car with me they could have been badly hurt," he said.
"I would like to think that the offenders have the courage to come forward and face the music.
"A lot of people need to understand that actions have consequences and what possibly was a bit of childhood mischief has really badly affected me."
The incident happened on Wednesday, January 6 at about 12.30pm as Bruno was leaving the car park in his Mercedes Benz CLK after buying replacement headlights at Halfords.
He had just turned right onto Rowcroft Retreat when three boys dropped the snowball.
"It sounded like a rocket had gone off," he said. "The impact felt like someone had jumped on my head, it was very painful."
"Glass went down my back, the internal light was hanging down and the metal roof caved in."
Bruno said his jack russell, Mungo, who was on the front passenger seat, only avoided being crushed to death by jumping into the footwell.
He got out of the car and shouted at the offenders, one of whom wore a stripy top, and a passer-by tried to photograph them but they escaped.
Bruno, who co-owns the Cooper d'Abo catering firm, managed to drive home to St Georges Avenue in King’s Stanley but was not able to take the car out again to help friends get around in the snow.
He is not insured for the damage, which will costs hundreds of pounds to repair as his policy doesn't cover incidents such as this.
Anyone with any information can call police on 0845 090 1234 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, quoting incident 172 of January 6.