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Vandals hit cars in neighborhoods for second day in a row

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

It has been a very frustrating morning for dozens of people. For the second day in a row, vandals targeted cars parked in driveways and along streets in South Lexington.

Police say they found two separate clusters of vandalized cars all centering around Tates Creek Road.

Once again, people are coming out of their homes today to find their cars vandalized. More windows are broken out, and it's all too familiar to what happened just a day ago.

Dozens more in Lexington are dealing with the mess left behind after vandals targeted their vehicles early Thursday morning.

"This morning we came out for the paper and found the back window of the van busted out," says Sharie Ingram, whose van was vandalized.

"It's a brand new car; my first one in eight years, and I don't understand why people want to go around doing stuff like this," says Beth Harper, whose car was vandalized.

Wednesday, several reports of busted car windows came from the Wyndam Hills neighborhood. Many cars in the Pickway neighborhood had their their tires slashed.

Thursday's crime is centered around the Tates Creek Road area. And once again, it's car windows being broken--police say likely with a BB gun.

Those dealing with the crime say the worst part is the vandals actions prevent them from doing their own work.

"It's going to put me out of business for just a little bit until I get this taken care of," says Harper.

"It's frustrating because I've lost a day of work and a day of pay," Ingram says.

Police are working on getting a total count of the vandalized vehicles, but say with yesterday and today combined, it's nearing 30.

As of this morning, police don't think the same vandals are responsible for each day's crimes. investigators think juveniles are responsible. they say they usually see an increase in such crimes right before school starts but nothing like this.


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