Chula Vista woman fed up after car vandal strikes again

Posted at 7:03 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 22:04:11-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - An Eastlake mother is beyond frustrated after a vandal targeted her car twice in two weeks.

Two Sundays ago, in the gated community The Summit at Eastlake, Nicole Trull found the "B-word" etched into the right side of her 2008 Mazda 5.

"I was angry. Someone just comes and destroys your property. You work so hard and they just come out and destroy just because they can," said Trull.

About 10 days passed, and then Trull's vehicle was hit once again.

"We come out on Tuesday after we got over the first one and then we see this little number," said Trull, referring to a phrase that described a sex act that was written on the car.

Trull told 10News, "Just flabbergasted. I couldn't believe it. You feel helpless because if your car is out there, you're vulnerable."

Last spring, while her 15-year-old son was skateboarding in her neighborhood, someone shot him with a BB gun.

"It created this big welt on his shoulder; he was in quite a bit of pain," said Trull.

A baffled Trull has no idea why her family may be targeted. Trull is African-American, and her husband and children are all mixed race.

When asked whether race could be a factor, she responded this way: "I don't think so, but it's always in the back of your mind."

Acts of vandalism are on many minds. In the past few months, 10News has reported on multiple cases across Chula Vista, including yellow graffiti on a work truck, spray paint on a woman's Mercedes-Benz and the N-word written in fire extinguisher dust.

The vandalism is spelling out plenty of frustration.

Trull said she may install security cameras.

"This certainly doesn't belong here. This isn't what this area is about. I'm hoping we put a stop to it and catch these guys. I hope we all watch out for each other," said Trull.

Trull hopes to give the car to her daughter this December when she gets her driver's license.