Norman Police Search For Vandals


Monday, March 21st 2016, 9:54 pm
By: News 9


Vandals are targeting several Norman neighborhoods by shooting out car windows.

Police received dozens of calls over the weekend, but still have little information on who's responsible. The calls started about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Carl Gilchrist, asleep at the time, was jolted out of bed by the doorbell and found not only police at his door, but also the back window of his SUV shattered.

“It's a little annoying that somebody would be that childish and that unnecessary vandalism,” Gilchrist said.

Vandalism that's racking up car repair bills .

“My two windows cost over $500 to have them replaced,” said Bill Raiford.

Raiford is on the hook for the first $500 of his bill to replace the two windows shot out of his car about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

“My next door neighbor came by and woke me and told me the car windows were shot out,” Raiford said.

At least eight neighbors on Lamp Post Road were hit by the vandals with some of the damage more severe than others.

Norman police said the path of the vandals' destruction stretches across the city, with no one neighborhood specifically targeted.

“At this point, it's too hard to tell who's behind this type of crime. No one has actually seen the crime in action,” Norman police spokeswoman Sarah Jensen said.

But what's left behind from the crime spree is taped up windows, shattered glass and frustration.

“It saddens me more than anything that they don't think of the damage that they are doing,” Gilchrist said.

Norman police are asking anyone with surveillance cameras on their home to check the footage to see if they caught the vandals in action.