West Haven residents say vandals smashed car windows

(WTNH / Noelle Gardner)


WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Residents in the West Shore section of West Haven woke up to smashed car windows, broken window wipers and other damage Thursday morning.

Forrest Schell said, “The bottom frame got bent out, kicked out so now I can’t even close it with a new piece of glass.”

(WTNH / Noelle Gardner)
(WTNH / Noelle Gardner)

Vandals smashed the back and side window on Forest Schell’s Jeep; and there’s more damage than just glass.

“The damage to the vehicle is more than just the glass itself. Because there’s a bracket underneath it it will have to get changed out as well as the windshield wiper motor that’s also been damaged,” said Forrest Schell.

(WTNH / Noelle Gardner)
(WTNH / Noelle Gardner)

The repairs could cost over a thousand dollars.

“This is the vehicle I rely on to get to work every day and now I can’t get to work to make money to fix this,” said Schell.

Angel Graniello said her new car was also damaged.

“It sounded like ice had fallen it was my window,” said Graniello.

Her back window completely smashed out.

“I’m upset, this is my car. It’s not paid off. I have car payments very expensive it’s not fair,” said Graniello.

(WTNH - Noelle Gardner)
(WTNH – Noelle Gardner)

Police don’t know what the vandals are using to cause the damage.

“It’s not just the street, it goes way down to Second Avenue there are other cars,” said Sylvia Schell.

Residents are afraid they’ll wake up to more shattered windows.

“To think you are in bed sleeping and your stuff is getting smashed right in front of your house it’s pretty unnerving,” said Jennifer Whitlow.

“They are having fun and don’t realize the damage they’re causing. The financial grief they’re causing families,” said Schell.

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(WTNH / Noelle Gardner)

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