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Paso Robles residents fed up with car eggings, PD now investigating

Posted at 5:22 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 22:26:13-04

Some residents in Paso Robles have been waking up for the past couple of months to find their cars and properties egged, and it's something they say has been going on for far too long.

"In the last four months it has been more, but I've been hit about six times in total," said Ellen Roof.

The most recent incident took place Wednesday night and was reported to the Paso Robles Police Department.

Police confirmed an investigation is underway and that a potential suspect could be charged with vandalism.

While most of these incidents have taken place on Vine Street between 17th and 24th Streets, others have also reported similar incidents in other parts of the city.

"We thought maybe we were being targeted, but once we realize all the neighbors were getting hit, we just knew it was a problem that was happening around town," said resident Mindy Weide.

The eggs, which do more than just dirty the sidewalks, can actually damage the paint jobs on cars. Some homeowners have even installed surveillance cameras to try to catch the vandal.

"Really, we just want this to go away," said resident Bryan Betti. "If it is a bunch of kids that are bored in the middle of the night, I say parents, check on your kids a little bit more."

In some instances, the egging has not only targeted cars but has also carried over to some of the homes in the area.