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Vandalism Spree: Four Businesses Damaged, 100+ Cars

"It's a religious bookstore and so who would shoot a religious bookstore. Especially Jesus and Mary, and all of them," said Gregory Thompson "It's a religious bookstore and so who would shoot a religious bookstore. Especially Jesus and Mary, and all of them," said Gregory Thompson
LeeAnn Miller had the windows on three of her vehicles shot out. LeeAnn Miller had the windows on three of her vehicles shot out.

Amarillo residents and business owners got a rude awakening when they found out their cars and store windows had been shot out Wednesday morning. "I saw all these windows blown out and I just didn't understand, it's kind of like woah..like woah," Ryan Vannarsdall, Assistant Manager of the Halloween Store near the Westgate Mall.

Amarillo Police are now searching for the person or persons responsible for using a B.B. gun to shoot out the windows at four businesses and 100 vehicles. Three of those businesses were the Halloween Store, a hair salon, and the Top of Texas Catholic Superstore. "It's a catholic store. It's a religious bookstore and so who would shoot a religious bookstore. Especially Jesus and Mary, and all of them," said Gregory Thompson, owner of the bookstore.

The First United Bank on 45th and Soncy was also vandalized.  Police say it cost them $14,000 to replace the windows. The damage wasn't confined to one area.  Vehicles all over Amarillo were targeted.  Police say cars near Caprock, Tascosa, and Amarillo High School were vandalized. "Oh, I was so mad, cause they don't have to pay for it now. I have to pay for it. It's just agitating," said LeeAnn Miller.

Miller had the windows on three of her vehicles shot out. "Now I had to take time out of my day. Instead of doing school work I had to take my car to the shop to get my windows fixed. It's just aggravating," said Miller. Amarillo Police say they have no leads on who committed the vandalism, but they don't expect it to stay a secret for long.

"Surely these guys have to brag about this whoever's done it, they're going to be real proud and we'd like to know about it," said Sgt. Randy Tenbrink. Sgt. Tenbrink says this is one of the biggest cases of vandalism that he's ever seen.

If you have any information you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 374-4000.

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