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Several high-end vehicles vandalized in Chula Vista neighborhood

Posted at 4:06 PM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 21:02:25-05

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - A vandal that struck overnight in a Chula Vista neighborhood was apparently targeting high-end vehicles.

The Jovel family first noticed something was wrong Sunday morning in front of their home along Via Escalante.

"Upsetting and bizarre," said Jesse Jovel.

His sister saw a flat tire on his Mercedes SUV parked in the driveway and ran inside to tell him about it. Jovel came outside, saw the flat, but then found much more: scratches across the body and tires of the Mercedes.

"I thought it was not happening, that it was a joke," said Jovel.

They ran to the street, where his sister's Mercedes was parked.

"Her car was the same way, and the car behind it and the car behind it," said Jovel.

One of those cars was Jovel's other vehicle, a Maserati Ghibli. It was also keyed all over. Two of its tires were sliced and flattened.

"Sad. Very sad that people are willing to do this just for the heck of it," said Jovel.

Jovel says a total of at least six other vehicles were targeted. He barely looked at the others but remembers them being new and high-end vehicles.

"It's not acceptable you are in a community you think it's safe and now you realize it's not safe," said Jovel.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Chula Vista Police at 619-691-5151.