Car Windows Smashed in Avenues

Car Windows Smashed in Avenues

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Karen Sculling ReportingPeople living in the Avenues are cleaning up and doing repair work after vandals hit last night. This morning many residents heading to work found their car windows had been smashed.

Residents love living here, but they do have their share of crime. Last night about twenty cars had windows shattered, and police say it was likely just someone's idea of fun.

It was a lousy way to start the day. With her beautiful summer morning shattered, Andrea Walcher realized she was going to be a little late to work this morning.

Andrea Walcher/Victim: “I called the cops. They said I was number twenty-something of car windows that got smashed in last night."

Scattered throughout the avenues, random cars had been targeted by vandals. Broken windows left owners with a seat full of glass and a mess to clean up.

"Andrea Walcher: “Very frustrating! It's obviously, I feel violated and I feel mad because now it's going to cost money to get it fixed. And what was the point? "

But police don't seem surprised vandals hit the Avenues; they say unfortunately, the area is a prime target because garages are scarce.

Dwayne Baird/Salt Lake City Police Dept.: “With cars parked on both sides of the street, that's a very good opportunity for anyone wanting to break into a car or vandalize a vehicle to come up here and do that."

With the rash of cat mutilations up here, and now the shattered windows, police have stepped up patrol. But they say no one saw a thing last night; there are just so many places for people to hide.

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