CORAOPOLIS (KDKA) – Authorities in Coraopolis are investigating after dozens of vehicles were found vandalized overnight.
It was a shattering sight early Tuesday morning for dozens of drivers as they found their car windows smashed and broken.
Coraopolis police took reports from more than 40 drivers. They started coming in around 12:30 a.m. The vehicles with damage were parked along Main Street, Second Avenue and Maple Street.
Robert Coller was one of the unlucky drivers. The windows on his van were smashed. He is in town visiting family for the holidays.
“We just woke up,” said Coller. “We were getting ready to pack all our stuff up and head back to Yorktown, Va.”
The damage was all over downtown Coraopolis. Some with only one window broken, and others with several shattered.
“This is an unexpected expense,” said another resident. “The person doing it should realize that it might be fun and games for them right now, but somebody else has to pay.”
Police say it does not appear that any items were taken from the cars.
Meanwhile, a similar rash of vandalism was just reported in Aspinwall.
A patrolman there reported that approximately 30 vehicles were vandalized. The damage could have been done by a pellet gun or a baseball bat.
One resident said the side rear window to his parked station wagon had been shattered, but nothing was taken from inside, including his children’s Christmas gifts.
If insurance doesn’t cover the damage, a local window repair shop says it can cost between $150 and $600 to replace or repair.
The police chief in Aspinwall says he is planning to talk with the chief in Coraopolis about the investigations; however, at this point, it’s too early to tell if this is the work of the same person.