Feb. 25, 2013 Staff Report
This time a year ago, Sunnyside was plagued by car vandalism.
There were at least three instances where residents discovered that their vehicles had been placed on blocks– with their rims and wheels gone. Other residents had their car windows smashed in.
Well, there are signs that this vandalism may be reappearing. This morning a car was found on blocks on 40th Street by 47th Avenue.
Meanwhile, last week a resident of 48th Street, between Skillman and 39th Avenues, had his ski racks pried off his car roof.
“I parked my car on Wednesday afternoon and returned to it on Friday morning to go to work only to find the racks were gone,” said Kevin K., who elected not to disclose his last name.
Kevin said that the perpertrator did about $1000 in damage to his car while using a crow bar to dislodge them– in addition to making off with the racks that cost about $750. He reported the incident to the police.