El Cajon residents tired of costly egg vandalism

Posted at 11:31 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 10:17:18-04

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) -- Neighbors in Granite Hills are tired of having their homes pelted with eggs. They say it's been going on for more than a year.

Kathy Willis said it started about a year ago, and at first they thought it was just a prank.

“We’ve always said they must be baseball players because they’ve got arms,” Willis said.

But now the prank has gone too far; Willis says the hundreds of eggs thrown at several houses have started to cause thousands of dollars' worth of damage.

“We’ve had as minimal as maybe seven or eight eggs and we’ve had as many as 30 or 40 eggs at one time,” she said.

She says on her house alone, the eggs have damaged their stucco, garage door, screen door, and gable on top of their house. Willis says to fix it all will require thousands of dollars.

Other neighbors told 10News their vehicles were damaged by the attacks: scratches, dents, and paint damage.

"It's just not funny anymore," Willis said.

Willis says four boys have been seen driving away in a car after the eggings, and they think they're connected to Granite High School since most of the houses targeted have students living there.

Willis says there have been houses hit on Norran Avenue, Markerry Avenue, Alveda Avenue, Ellen Lane and Pictor Street.

A neighbor's surveillance camera caught a dark-colored car driving away after eggings in January and this past weekend, and the attacks always happen late at night or early in the morning when it's dark.

“I feel violated, you know, I feel violated and I feel like there’s nothing I can do about it,” Willis said.

El Cajon police encourage anyone to file a police report online so they can track this kind of behavior. They also say they are going to team up with the Granite Hills school resource officers to try to figure out who is doing this.