HOUSTON—Neighbors are on edge in two Fort Bend County subdivisions as vandals are shooting out car windows with a BB gun.
Residents began noticing the damage in the New Territory and Greatwood Trails communities on Saturday morning.
It appears that the vandals struck again overnight into Sunday morning and four more cases were added Monday, with additional cases dating back to June 30. The total reported incidents are now up to 44, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, all in New Territory or Greatwood..
"Most people have $1,000 or $1,500 deductable. They’re not going to get any insurance on this. That’s coming out of their pockets," said John Bowen, a concerned resident who been watching his neighborhood closely.
It seems nobody is off limits in these Fort Bend County neighborhoods.
Investigators believe residents are being targeted at random, but one set of victims was targeted twice. The vandal apparently shot through one window and came back the next day to shoot another.
"To come back and shoot out the next window the very next night, they’re bold. Beyond that, it’s an unthinkable level of arrogance," said Jared Joyner, whose car windows were shot out.
The Joyners just spent their savings on their car. They had recently relocated to the Houston area from Denver.
They aren’t sure where they are going to come up with the money to fix the shattered windows.
"I can’t imagine someone who works hard for money doing something like this. It’s just awful," said Lindsey Joyner.
Photos from a video camera at a residence in Greatwood lead investigators to believe that the suspect’s vehicle is a dark-colored sports car, possibly a Ford Mustang model years 1999-2003 with black tire rims and a spoiler.
Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call 281-342-TIPS (8477).