Vandals Damage Vehicles in Denton

Police say suspects shot out windows with BB gun and airsoft gun

By Sara Story
|  Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012  |  Updated 7:20 PM CDT
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Denton police are looking for the people who damaged up to 50 vehicles early Sunday morning.

Sara Story, Denton Reporter

Denton police are looking for the people who damaged up to 50 vehicles early Sunday morning.

Denton police are looking for the people who damaged up to 50 vehicles early Sunday morning.

The vandalism spree happened in the South Central part of the city near the UNT campus. Police said the suspects shot out the windows of cars and trucks using BB guns and airsoft guns.

Denton resident Eric Roberts was out of town over the weekend. When returned to his apartment on Sunday, he found his truck window shattered and bullet marks in his door.

"It had to be some group of degenerates. Just not doing anything good with their lives. They didn't steal anything. Kind of like little anarchists, running around smashing things," Roberts said.

Roberts is just one of the victims. Denton Police Officer Ryan Grelle said the suspects shot out the windows of up to 50 cars and trucks that were parked on Meadow, Collins, Bernard, Cleveland, and Inman streets. Police believe the same person or group of people is responsible for the vandalism.

Michael Slayton works for Safelite AutoGlass and spent Wednesday replacing the windows in multiple vehicles.

"They [suspects] know the shock value of breaking that glass because they know what's going to happen. You can hear it and see it. It's a mess," Slayton said.

It's a crime that adds up, especially victims like Roberts who are left paying for the damage out-of-pocket.

Contact the Denton Police Department or Denton County Crime Stoppers if you have any information on this crime.

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