LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – Multiple drivers in eastern Boulder County had car windows shot out Thursday, including a mother who was driving with her toddler in the back seat.
The incidents were reported in Longmont, Lafayette and Erie, and no injuries have been reported. It’s believed all of the crimes were committed with a pellet or airsoft gun.
Police said they are searching for multiple suspects and a vehicle that was involved. Another vehicle believed to be one that was driven by some of the suspects has been recovered.
Leanne Leonhardt, one of the victims, told CBS4 she was just headed out to run errands in Erie when two cars came up close behind her. It seemed to her the drivers wanted to race their vehicles, so Leonhardt pulled over to avoid them. At that moment she said she heard a pop.
Her 2-year-old daughter was in back of the car when the back window closest to her suddenly shattered.
“I hope they catch them and prosecute because you know what? You have to have consequences for what you do. And my daughter could have been seriously hurt or killed,” Leonhardt said.
Leaonhardt is one of at least 10 victims of the crime spree. A CBS4 crew found broken glass at another of the crime scenes near the intersection of Austin Avenue and Graham Way in Erie.
The vehicle that is still being sought by police is a minivan. CBS4 spoke with the owner of that car who says it was stolen. It is a dark blue 2013 Chrysler Town & Country with the license plate 452UIJ.
Police said they believe there are at least five suspects in the case.