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Caught on video: Woman vandalizes truck in driveway

Neighborhood frustrated by 'constant' keying of vehicles
Posted at 3:53 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 20:53:00-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A Clairemont woman received a big shock when she looked at her doorbell camera video and found out who vandalized her truck.

Every time Kris Larrabee looks at the scratch across the hood of her truck, she gets more upset.

"Deeply angry and deeply hurt," said Larrabee.

The damage appeared Thursday morning after her husband parked the truck in the driveway the night before, blocking part of the sidewalk.

"He came back from a long road trip, exhausted. He parked it there so he could unload it the next day," said Larrabee.

Just before 6 a.m. on Caywood Street, their Ring video shows an older woman walking a dog, before she pauses to look at the truck. Immediately, she walks across the driveway and runs her hand along the hood, leaving behind a new scratch. Larrabee says repairs will total several thousand dollars.

"I couldn't believe it. I was shocked," said Larrabee.

The identity of the culprit made her heart sink.

"She's a mature woman. At her age, she should have known better," said Larrabee.

Larrabe was even more taken aback, because her other car has been keyed eight times in the driveway in the past year. She had suspected teenagers. In all, neighbors have reported dozens of similar incidents in the past year. A block away, the owner of a van and another vehicle tells 10News he has also been keyed eight times. In all those incidents, the sidewalk was partially blocked. The neighborhood is an older one with shorter driveways.

"This is not the solution. She could have left a note. She could have come to us. There's no justification for the anger taken out on a neighborhood," said Larrabee.

A detective has been assigned to the case and sources tell 10News police do know who the woman is.