Vandals sling shingles at parked cars in Jefferson County

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- Typically when there's a crime there's a motive, but that didn't appear to be the case in Morrison Saturday night.

Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies received pictures of five vandals slinging shingles at cars parked outside an apartment complex.

Several neighbors spotted the young men. Most believe they are teenagers.

"Yeah, it was just typical kids," said Elizabeth Albe, a resident of the apartment complex. "It didn't look like they were doing anything intentionally mean or anything, just being bratty kids."

The teens hopped onto a storage shed at the complex and started ripping the shingles from the roof. They then started slinging them at vehicles below.

Little did they know, the owner of one of the vehicles hit and damaged by the shingles was watching.  She was also snapping pictures of the vandals in action, and she sent them to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

"Do what she did. Do not confront them. You don't necessarily want to be out confronting criminals. You don't know how they're going to react to the confrontation," advised Jenny Fulton, a Public Information Officer for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say the vandals scratched at least two vehicles causing about $500 worth of damage to one of them.

Neighbors say they took off on scooters when people started watching.

 

If you can identify the teens please contact the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office tip line at 303-271-5612, or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867) and reference call number 16-21239.

If convicted, the teens could face fines of up to $1,000.

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