Neighbors: Dozens of car windows shot out in Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Neighbors in the Fox Hill community are outraged after dozens of reports of car windows being shot out between Friday night and Saturday morning.

Hampton Police say a total of 37 cars were vandalized between Feb. 26 and 29 in the Fort Worth, Silver Isles, Colonial Acres, Willow Oaks, Woodside Drive and Kecoughtan High School areas.

An investigation into the incidences revealed that the suspect or suspects used a pellet gun, paintball gun or slingshot to shatter the windows of several cars.

Robert Wineman, who has lived on Stockton Street for 30 years, says two of his windows were busted out between 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Friday.

“At random they’re choosing vehicles and shooting the windows out,” said Wineman. “There was glass all over the floor, glass inside … I spent two hours [Saturday] cleaning the car out.”

Shattered glass can be seen on a number of streets, including Fort Worth Street where Adam Wood lives.

“The window just spider-webbed,” said Wood, who believes someone used a slingshot to propel marble-looking ammunition into his car window. “It wasn’t fully shattered out, but it had a clean hole in it … it’s got me completely mind blown right now.”

Wineman says he filed a report with Hampton police and an officer told him a person, or group of people, loaded frozen paint balls into a paintball gun to crack the windows.

“I’m an easy-going man but I was very angry that night,” he said. “In fact, I told the policeman on Friday night if I saw the car going down the street I’d probably want to go and shoot the windows out.”

Neighbors in the Willow Oaks neighborhood have also contacted 10 On Your Side with similar complaints.

Police say the suspect or suspects left the scene possibly in a mid-sized pickup truck. No one has been arrested, and police say they have no suspect information.

Anyone with information that could help police is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757-727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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