Lubbock police looking for Friday night vandals

Published: Jan. 18, 2015 at 2:27 AM CST|Updated: May. 19, 2016 at 2:26 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock police officers are searching for vandals who they said shot windows out of 23 vehicles and two businesses Friday night.

About eight vehicles parked on both sides of the street at 5400 39th Drive were damaged, such as Sonya Faucett's van.

"Around 8:30, a neighbor came beating on the doors and said everybody needed to know that everybody's vehicles had been hit last night by vandals," Faucett said. "So I got up and came out and looked and sure enough, two windows out in mine."

Faucett had just moved to the neighborhood this month from Kansas.

"From what I understand, this has always been a safe neighborhood," she said. "The police officer told me they're looking for somebody that went by in a car shooting at the windows. I'm just glad nobody was outside and got shot."

Now, Sonya is stuck with repair expenses that she said will be difficult to pay.

"With being on disability and having very little income, you know, they don't take those things into consideration when they go out and have fun and destroy people's property," Faucett said. "It's going to be well over $500, and when you get just a little bit of that for a month, that's what makes it so difficult."

Less than half a mile away, Joanie Garcia and her mother were distraught to discover their cars were targeted as well.

"Who has the money after the holidays, you know?" Garcia said. "Christmas has come and gone, and it's a new year... The deductible is going to be $500. Who's got that just laying around? So it's going to be a struggle from now until we can actually recoup."

The responding officer told Garcia that mainly the west end of Lubbock was targeted, Garcia said.

"Now it makes me wonder is anything safe?" she said. "What are they going to do the house? It's just an ugly feeling."

Police ask anyone with information about this investigation to call Crime Line at 741-1000.

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