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WAYNE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - MONTICELLO, Ky. (WKYT) - An alarming sight for many in this Monticello neighborhood.

“Woke up yesterday and the windows were busted out of my dad’s car,” said Samara Pace of Walnut Street in Monticello.

Samara Pace’s parent was hardly the only victim.

“We work hard for what little we have, people come through and they get a kick of breaking other people’s windows,” said victim Rachel Davis.

Davis still has some of the remnants of her SUV’s window she says was busted out by what police are calling a pellet gun. It cost her nearly $200 to replace the rear window.

“Whenever I called the insurance company they said I was the 3rd one that morning to call in with the problem,” Davis said.

No one has been hurt in any of the shootings. Police say these are high powered pellets; they say much more powerful and more dangerous than a traditional BB.

Until Tuesday most of the complaints were late at night or early in the morning of parked cars or buildings.

But then they started getting calls of people shot at while driving on the Ky. 90 by-pass.

“They’re just doing it randomly. Haven’t got just any one person,” said Davis.

The driver of one car says she’s been hit 3 times. She won’t fix the window until the culprit is caught. Police say they have persons of interest.

Some around Monticello are parking cars close to their homes….and taking other measures.

“Yeah, if they come up in the yard, they’re going to get a bit by a big dog, because we tie our dogs up in the front yard now,” said Pace.

Small steps..they hope help solve what many are calling a big problem.


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