Only in Canada would a vandal's weapon of choice be French fries, cheese curds and gravy.

Daryl Siba took to Facebook on Saturday after his motion-activated dashboard camera captured a woman dumping a messy meal onto the hood of his car in Regina.

"This lady dumped a poutine on my car," Siba exclaimed in his post, which has received more than 2,000 shares. "It doesn't matter to me who she is, but people don't need to be dumping poutine on people's cars."

His video shows a woman walking up to the vehicle with what appears to be a takeout container of food, turning it over and dumping the contents on the hood of the car. 

Siba later learned that his car was not the intended target and the woman has offered to compensate him.

"She came back to talk to me," Siba told CBC News. "She thought I was someone else and apologized and offered to pay if she had damaged anything."

After the incident, and before he learned about the mistaken identity, Siba filed a report to police.

A spokeswoman for the Regina police said sharing video on social media can make investigations tricky.

"It also tips off the suspect that that video is out there and the suspect might get rid of things that may be potential evidence," Elizabeth Popowich said. "A weapon, a piece of clothing, something that would link the suspect to the crime."

With files from CBC's Adrian Cheung