WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are searching for whoever shattered dozens of car windows in Woonsocket overnight.
Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas Oates told 12 News that roughly 50 cars were vandalized between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. on roads across the city. He also said a home was hit as well.
Oates said it appears the vandals used a pellet or BB gun to shoot out the windows of cars parked on Sweet Avenue, Burnside Avenue, Winter Street, Hamlet Avenue, Blackstone Street, Front Street and Sayles Street.
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“To wake up to that first thing in the morning it’s just not a great way to start your day,” said Megan St. Onge of Woonsocket.
Her fiancé and nephew had their windows shattered by the culprits.
“That’s gonna be probably like $200 and we’re trying to save up for our wedding in October,” she added.
Residents like Chris Wyman had to take a day off from work to deal with the headache.
“I have a son and I have a fiancé who live in Franklin and because of this, I don’t get to see them today because I can’t drive with that window like that,” Wyman said. “I would grow up, start acting their age and not their shoe size. Just get a life.”
Investigators are asking residents who live in the neighborhood to check their surveillance footage between the hours of 11 p.m. Wednesday and 2 a.m. Thursday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Woonsocket Police Department at (401) 767-8860.