Someone's been taking that whole 3-7-77 business a little too seriously.
What the rest of you haven't seen is number of incidents of vandalism around us...I just mentioned the damage to my vehicles, but several of my neighbors have had it also. One night I woke up to a thumping car stereo and then heard the distinct sound of a paintball gun firing three times. My wife and I went out to find the driver's side window busted on our neighbor's car. We've seen damage on the vehicles from what appears to be a metal rod or bar being smashed along the side.
These aren't youthful pranks...'egging' a house or something, this is serious damage using devices that can hurt someone, and it's being repeated. My wife is now afraid to go outside alone in our yard after 10pm...most of the incidents have happened between 12:30am and 4am...at least those we've heard.
Maybe some of you think it should just be handled by the police, but unfortunately, the police aren't around when they do it. Police work best when society works with them...this element clearly does not care about police, other's property, or how it affects others.
Do you still think we should leave it to police? Mind you, I've had smashed windows and vehicles ... it's cost me well over $1000 ($500 twice due to broken windows and body damage and $100 two other times for replacement windows) in insurance deductibles over the past 10 months. My neighbors have had to pay for damage to their vehicles also.
And yes, I have installed security cameras...I could probably count that $700 as another casualty.
[This message has been edited by Tracy Walters (8/11/2010)]