Some Colorado Springs residents return to find homes vandalized
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Karin white thought her biggest fear was the Waldo Canyon Fire. She was wrong. Turns out looters and vandals are doing more damage than Mother Nature.
“It’s like they played kickball with a half-gallon of milk in the kitchen. It’s all over the dining-room floor,” says the Pinon Valley resident.
Her home was vandalized while her family was evacuated.
Colorado Springs police say 22 homes and 24 vehicles have been hit. The National Guard and police continue to block access to still-affected burn areas.
Authorities expect the number of vandalized and burglarized homes and cars to go up as the week progresses.
Anyone convicted of burglarizing a home can get up to 24 years in prison.