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18 vehicles in Bryan damaged by paintballs and pellets

The vandalism occurred in two different areas of the city: near Henderson Park and near Bonham Park
Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 2:29 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2020 at 8:55 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - At least 18 vehicles were vandalized at 16 homes overnight in Bryan, KBTX has learned.

Steve Alaniz says his mother found her vehicle’s back window shot out.

“She was just extremely scared about the situation that happened, and she started instantly looking through her Ring videos,” said Alaniz. “She was able to find one of a vehicle that slows down with people in the back, throwing things. I asked her if I can put it on social media and maybe we could try and track down whoever did this.”

At his mother’s home, a surveillance camera captured what appears to be a pickup truck involved. There are at least two people in the back of the truck.

Alaniz says it will cost about $1,000 to fix the total damage to the car.

“My parents are senior citizens and they are on a retirement income, so out of pocket for repairs that were done because of vandalism is a nuisance,” said Alaniz.

Police say the vehicles were damaged by paintballs and pellets.

A majority of the vehicles targeted are near Bonham Park on Old Hearne Road, Porters Way, Glacier Drive, Yosemite Drive, Bighorn Drive, Woodward Drive, and Willhelm Drive.

Leslie Meteos lives on Yosemite Drive in Bryan. She says her car got hit with both a paintball and a pellet.

“The first thing that went through my head was ‘are my family members OK? Like, did it just happen to us? Were we targeted or what’s the whole situation with the paintballs,'" said Meteos.

Meteo’s vehicle had orange paint on it, and the front driver’s side window was shattered and only being held together by the tint.

Several vehicles were also damaged on Finfeather Road and Bryant Road near Henderson Park.

Anyone with information is asked to call BPD detective Boyd at 979-209-5359 or e-mail eboyd@bryantx.gov.

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