Disturbing messages left after vandals hit Oceanside neighborhood
Cars spray-painted, homes vandalized
Last Updated: 176 days ago
OCEANSIDE, Calif. - An Oceanside neighborhood woke up to slashed tires, spray-painted cars, vandalized homes and some disturbing messages.
"I'm just at a loss for words," said a neighbor who was only identified as Debbi. "I feel invaded."
The first person to see Debbi's car Wednesday morning was her young son Jeremy.
"We have 'f you' written on the side of my car," said Debbi.
Besides that phrase, Debbi's car was covered in spray paint.
"When I first saw this, I thought I was dreaming," said Debbi.
At first, she believed the motive for the vandalism might have been personal, but then she learned her vandalized car was just the beginning.
On her fence were the words "I luv weed."
Nearby, on Laurel Road, four other cars were vandalized. The tires were slashed on three. There was also graffiti on several mailboxes and retaining walls.
What was most disturbing was what was left on a neighbor's doorstep. Several females live at the home.
"They wrote 'rape' going up the walkway with an arrow pointing to his house … very scary," said Debbi.
Neighbors believe the vandalism occurred sometime between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m.
"This (windshield) was completely covered. I had to scrape it off so I could drive," said Debbi.
She does have insurance, but she remains upset, nervous and full of questions. Who did this? And what message might they be sending?
"It's beyond emotional," Debbi said. "It's just so wrong."
Police do not have any suspects. Anyone with information is asked the call the Oceanside Police Department.
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