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Police: 15 cars vandalized in 2 Summerville neighborhoods

By Tracey Amick  bio | email

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Fifteen homeowners in Summerville were awakened by police a little after midnight Wednesday morning and told their car windows had been shot out.

It happened in the Palmetto Park-Robinwood area and Gahagan neighborhood.

Police say it was likely done by kids. "It appears to be someone who got a gift for Christmas, a bb gun, pellet gun, wrist rocket type thing," said Captain Jon Rogers.

Johnathan Simmons  says he was asleep and didn't hear a thing."Good golly, why in the world are kids doing this?," said Simmons. "I've been here for 56 years in this house and this is the first time we've had something like this happen."

Simmons says the worst part about it is that rear windows these days are much more than just glass, with defrost panels and a windshield wiper so replacing this window is a real pain.

"There's a lot of damage that was done if you don't have full coverage on the car glass coverage on your car that's out of pocket," said Rogers.

Simmons' window will be replaced but the whole ordeal is still upsetting.

"Just a bunch of kids out doing their thing, it's a shame it really is," said Simmons. "They should be home that time of night anyway instead of out doing damage."

Now police hope someone will come forward and in the future  parents will keep a better watch on their kids.  "If they're leaving in the middle of the night with a pellet gun obviously nothing good is gonna come out of it," said Rogers. If you have any information please call Crimestoppers at 554-1111.

Summerville police say that six of the vandalisms occurred on Jigsaw Road, two were on Black Oak Boulevard, two on Kiawah Circle, one on Pawley Drive and three on North Hickory Street.

Summerville police continue to investigate the vandalism incidents.

Now police hope someone will come forward and in the future  parents will keep a better watch on their kids. 

"If they're leaving in the middle of the night with a pellet gun obviously nothing good is gonna come out of it," said Rogers.

If you have any information please call Crimestoppers at 554-1111.

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