Police: Vandals shatter 160 windows with BB guns in Fort Collins


Shattered vehicle window

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — There were more than 160 police reports filed after police said vandals armed with BB guns shattered windows on vehicles across Fort Collins, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

Police believe the vandals were armed with BB or pellet guns and whoever is responsible still hasn’t been caught.

The vandalism happens mostly overnight and into the morning hours. The owners wake up to find their quiet neighborhood had been a target.

Claudia McGee said her car window was shot.

“Vandalism is devious in and of itself, but this was targeting no one in particular and just randomly going along shooting what they could,” McGee said.

McGee was one of among 165 similar reports filed over the past month.  And all police have to go on is a blurry surveillance image of a possible suspect.


The cases started popping up in mid-April, one year after the seemingly random shootings began in northern Colorado. Police said there is “no reason to believe there’s a connection.”

“The challenge is that these are happening in the middle of the night or early-morning hours so we don’t have any witnesses,” Fort Collins police spokeswoman Kate Kimble said.

The cases are under investigation.

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