BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Brighton police are asking for the public’s help identifying who may be responsible for a string of shootings that damaged parked cars Halloween night.
Authorities said more than 30 vehicles were damaged, mostly broken windows, by what appears to be a BB gun. The vandalism occurred between Bromley Lane and Bridge Street from 4th Avenue to 27th Avenue, with the first reports coming in to police just after sunset on Oct. 31.
Two of those vehicles were parked outside Amber Medina’s home on Poppy Drive.
“One window had a BB gun hole and it was shattered,” Medina told CBS4. “And then my sister-in-law’s back window of her 4Runner was shattered out.”
Medina said she noticed the broken windows at approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday and called police. She then grabbed a flashlight and looked around her neighborhood.
“We noticed that my neighbor’s two cars were shot and the neighbor to the right of us, their car was shot out as well,” Medina said.
Tom Delgado said an officer rang his doorbell around 1 a.m. and told him about the vandalism. That’s when he found two of his cars had been hit as well.
“It’s useless damage,” Delgado told CBS4. “There’s no real reason for that. I just get frustrated by that.”
Delgado had one of the windows repaired Tuesday and said it cost about $205 to replace.
“When we heard there were about 35 cars hit in the neighborhood,” he said, “that adds up pretty quickly.”
Investigators do not have any suspect description at this point, but neighbors believe the expensive crime is likely teens pulling a Halloween prank.
“Take my pumpkins,” Medina said. “Smash it in the street, but not a car window.”
The Brighton Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Brighton Police tipline: (303)655-8740.
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