Vandalism Has Lake Highlands Neighbors Upset

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    Dallas police are investigating several cases of vandalism in some Lake Highlands neighborhoods. (Published Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014)

    Dallas police are investigating several cases of vandalism in some Lake Highlands neighborhoods.

    This last week, several families said their car windows were shot out by what appears to be pellet guns.

    "It's just very frustrating, because insurance probably isn't going to pay for it. You know, we're going to have to pay out of pocket. It just stinks," said Cara Smith.

    Smith woke up Monday morning and didn't even realize her windows had shattered until she got in the car and drove off.

    "I actually turned the corner in my car and heard all the glass fall into my car, turned around and realized the window had been busted out," she said.

    It will cost the family nearly $1,500 to replace the windows from both of their cars.

    The family's surveillance system captured images of what appears to be a truck driving by, the only car to pass by before the discovery was made.

    "It's our cars. It could've been a lot worse. It could have been our home windows, which are more expensive. It's just frustrating," said Smith.

    The family believes teenagers could be the culprits. There's still more than a week left before school starts.

    "It's not worth the 10 seconds of fun it gives the kids," she said.

    The Smiths' neighborhood association does have private patrols keeping the community safe, and there are now talks of expanding those patrols.