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CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Vandals smash Fairmont woman’s car

Published: Jan. 21, 2021 at 5:39 PM EST
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FAIRMONT, W.Va (WDTV) - A woman in fairmont is in shock after finding her car smashed in the middle of the night Wednesday.

The homeowner, who asked not to be identified for safety reasons, says she can’t fathom destroying someone else’s property and right now she says she has no idea who would do this to her.

Home security video shows, at 3:30 am Wednesday, what appears to be three shadowy figures approaching a car, with one of them staying back, smashing the vehicle. Adding insult to injury, you can even hear laughter.

“You work hard for something and then somebody comes along and destroys it, I mean it’s just heartbreaking and you feel mad, you feel frustrated, you feel irritated, I just - I just can’t describe it,” the victim said.

The woman was sleeping when she heard some people outside her home.

“It sounded like someone kicked the trash can but our trash wasn’t out so I checked the camera and saw the three males, they picked up this branch. This branch was taller than I was, but they picked up this branch, hit my car with it ran and took off,” she said.

The woman says that an officer came to her home in less than 10 minutes and was told that police will step up patrol in the area.

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