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BB gun vandal strikes in Cary

Posted December 11, 2012

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— Authorities in Cary are warning residents about a BB gun vandal who has damaged 40 vehicles in the last few weeks.

“Someone has received their BB gun early and is hitting the streets in Cary, causing vandalism that’s sure to put them on Santa’s naughty list,” authorities said in a news release about the crimes.

The Cary Police Department has taken 40 reports about vehicles with windows shot out by what appears to be a BB gun. In a handful of cases, eggs were also thrown on the vehicles.

Most of the vehicles have been parked on streets inside the Maynard Loop, police said, although some have been parked in driveways just outside the loop. Nothing was stolen and no injuries were reported.

But Korry Cole said the vandalism has gotten very costly.

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"I think I'm out $450," he said. "Less people on my list are going to get presents this year."

Marie Charette has fallen victim more than once.

"At first, I was taking it personal," she said. "Three times? Somebody is mad at us."

Police, however, said the crimes appear to be random. They are urging residents to park in a garage, carport or driveway if possible, or park in well-lit areas and call 911 immediately if there is suspicious activity.

Anyone with information on a possible suspect or suspects is encouraged to call Cary police at 919-469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-226-2746. Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward for information leading to an arrest, and callers can remain confidential.

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  • conservatism is right Dec 13, 5:29 p.m.

    Signify-agreed!

  • signify6644 Dec 13, 12:27 p.m.

    "That was a cop-wannabe-vigilante that thought he was the local law," More like tax paying citizen tired of having his neighborhood robbed. Nice try though! LOL!

  • liberalmindset Dec 13, 10:48 a.m.

    lightfoot3 - oh the guy who was beaten by that kid? oh yea I remember that and still see the pics of his bloody head to this day...

  • Lightfoot3 Dec 13, 8:32 a.m.

    "he would wish he had never heard of BB guns. Not a fan" - Got Peart


    Totally understand. Some kids are very dangerous with BB guns. But with proper adult supervision, training, and common sense, BB guns can be a lot of fun. I've owned one since I was 10 years old and I still occasionally shoot cans off my back deck.

  • Lightfoot3 Dec 13, 8:24 a.m.

    "maybe it's someone that works for a Car glass repair place?" - SouthernPackerFan


    Funny!


    "All you "Citizen Watch" people do realize that a Citizen Watch is what happened in Florida, with a dead teen and "watch" guy in jail." - r u crazy too


    That was a cop-wannabe-vigilante that thought he was the local law, that broke all the rules of the "Citizen Watch" and ignored 911 instructions. Real Citizen Watch groups, that watch and report if they see suspicious activity, are quite effective.

  • Got Peart Dec 12, 5:21 p.m.

    We've had kids walking around our neighborhood with BB guns that look like assault rifles. They fire into the woods, (which just happen to be in line with a greenway that many in our neighborhood use) - inlcuding me. I take my dog on walks along that path, and my 16 month old daughter.

    Cops have been called out a few times because the gun looks real. Somebody will take matters into their own hands, and it could get bad. Especially if these fools keep shooting to a heavily used public walkway. I can tell you this - if he had fired and come near my daughter - he would wish he had never heard of BB guns.

    Not a fan

  • SouthernPackerFan Dec 12, 3:44 p.m.

    expect anyone not to defend themselves in a situation such as that.

    Car 54

    i would be more afraid of my neighbor outside in the early morning hours packing heat, and shooting at a moving target
    to boot....

  • smegma Dec 12, 3:43 p.m.

    hahaha reminds me of my childhood. good times. can't wait to hear the peanut gallery propose a political solution to this epidemic

  • SouthernPackerFan Dec 12, 3:40 p.m.

    maybe it's someone that works for a Car glass repair place?

  • liberalmindset Dec 12, 3:29 p.m.

    well unless you wanna waste tax payer money on funding additional cops to sit in front of your house, I suggest you call in...nobody said go out and shoot at them...

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