Laurel County vandalism victims say it ruined Christmas

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Some Laurel County vandalism victims say it is like the Grinch stole Christmas.

Laurel County Sheriff's Deputies say vandals hit more than 30 homes from Christmas night to early Thursday morning.

There are no arrests yet.

Lashira Davidson's car has a large dent it and scratches. She discovered the damage on Thursday morning. There was a rock next to it.

"I was mindblown," she said. "It's like the Grinch stole Christmas."

Deputies say the vandals smashed mailboxes and threw rocks and bricks at homes and cars on at least eleven roads, including
East Ky 80, Golden Eagle Drive, Old Union Springs Church Road, Earl Howard Road, Tom Cat Trail, Sibert Lane, Ky 830, Ky 1189, Robinson Creek Road, Reed Valley, and Lily Road.

"In all my years in law enforcement, this is the most I can remember occuring overnight in one instance," said Deputy Gilbert Acciardo.

Vandalism victims want to see vandals caught.

"I hope they find them and prosecute them because it's bad doing people's property that way," said Garnett Barrett.

The outdoor lamp fixture is knocked down and wires pulled out at Barrett's home on Golden Eagle Drive.

"Goodness it never happens in this area. Seven years we've lived here and never had nothing like this. I don't know what was going on really," Barrett said.

Sheriff's deputies believe a tan or beige van might be involved but have no other descriptions.

"We're hoping for a good tip," said Deputy Acciardo.

Deputies ask anyone with surveillance video in the vandalized areas to review it and if see if the vandals are caught on tape.

Anyone with information on the vandalism can call the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7000. All calls can remain anonymous.


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