LaPorte vandals shoot 65 car windows

LaPorte police might use undercover patrols to catch whoever is using a BB or pellet gun to shoot out car windows in the northern Indiana city. Full Story
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true

Memphis, TN

#1 Feb 22, 2008
thugs!
Flip

Carmel, IN

#2 Feb 22, 2008
true wrote:
thugs!
...who will be nabbed soon.
Whosure

United States

#3 Feb 22, 2008
Windows today

People tomorrow

(Hope their parents have money to pay for the damage)
Unbelievable2

Auburn, IN

#4 Feb 22, 2008
Just like the idiot who drove the car into the school in Hobart, these guys will start bragging about what they've done and will be caught. Give it some time and they will implicate themselves. Most criminals are pretty stupid.

XiP

Since: Sep 07

Fishers, IN

#5 Feb 22, 2008
What a jerk. His dad probably fixes car windows or something. ;)
TroyM

Pittsboro, IN

#6 Feb 22, 2008
I'm sure when caught, we will hear about how these kids are honor students and a criminal record will destroy any bright future they have.
Carl Bernstein

United States

#7 Feb 22, 2008
Over what time period have these shootings occurred? Is there a pattern as to an area in which the shootings have occurred?
What is the basis for which the shootings are reported to be pellets or BBs and not bullets?
Have any shootings occurred in which there are occupants in or near a car, by which they would be endangered?

It'd be so nice if the Star would do some basic reporting instead of putting up text bites for stories.
Golf Bravo

Denver, CO

#9 Feb 22, 2008
Lets look at it from a different point.
Did the owners of these vehicles do everything in there power to prevent this?
Example - how many of these owners have a garage and either were just to lazy to park their car in it or it is packed with junk and can't be used for its intended purpose. Thus their windows wouldn't have been damaged. Just a thought.
I am not trying to justify what shooters did and if they are found, I think their victems should be allowed to shoot out the windows of their cars or their parents cars/house. If they are underage I would sue the parents!!!!!!!!!!
Samps

Ellicott City, MD

#10 Feb 22, 2008
Carl Bernstein wrote:
Over what time period have these shootings occurred? Is there a pattern as to an area in which the shootings have occurred?
What is the basis for which the shootings are reported to be pellets or BBs and not bullets?
Have any shootings occurred in which there are occupants in or near a car, by which they would be endangered?
It'd be so nice if the Star would do some basic reporting instead of putting up text bites for stories.
"LaPorte Chief of Detectives Clyde Crass says investigators were mapping out where and when each vehicle was shot at early Thursday."

That line from the text answers your questions.

"It'd be so nice if the Star READERS would do some basic READING instead of putting up text bites for stories."
oh yea

Greenfield, IN

#11 Feb 22, 2008
Golf Bravo wrote:
Lets look at it from a different point.
Did the owners of these vehicles do everything in there power to prevent this?
Example - how many of these owners have a garage and either were just to lazy to park their car in it or it is packed with junk and can't be used for its intended purpose. Thus their windows wouldn't have been damaged. Just a thought.
I am not trying to justify what shooters did and if they are found, I think their victems should be allowed to shoot out the windows of their cars or their parents cars/house. If they are underage I would sue the parents!!!!!!!!!!
The next time a crime happens to you, we should all blame you and not the criminal, right?
oh yea

Greenfield, IN

#12 Feb 22, 2008
Samps wrote:
<quoted text>
"LaPorte Chief of Detectives Clyde Crass says investigators were mapping out where and when each vehicle was shot at early Thursday."
That line from the text answers your questions.
"It'd be so nice if the Star READERS would do some basic READING instead of putting up text bites for stories."
well done.
No more info

AOL

#13 Feb 22, 2008
The local paper ( heraldargus.com ) doesn't have anything further. What more could the Star offer?

“Don't Slow Down”

Since: Jan 08

Indianapolis

#14 Feb 22, 2008
Haha. I love how everyone is a cynic and/or is 'able' to predict the future about EVERYTHING or knows everything already. I'm only 20 years old & turn 21 in May, but I'm smart enough to know that something like this isn't only feasible for teenagers to do.
Old Guy

Rantoul, IL

#16 Feb 22, 2008
bob wrote:
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Every person has the right to park there car on the street or in there drive way without getting the windows shot out. GO BACK TO MEXICO YOU LOW LIFE.
Bet it wasn't Mexicans, bet it was local white trash.
QUIT COMPLAINING

Hartford, CT

#17 Feb 22, 2008
Jack Rabbit Slim wrote:
Poor Laporte, it might be all those mexicans up there, first they brought the AIDS, now broken windows... when, when I say, will the insanity stop?
YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOU NAME TO JACK ASS SLIM FOR YOUR RACIST AND DUMB COMMENTS.

“Oh George, not the livestock.”

Since: Jul 07

Indy

#18 Feb 22, 2008
Carl Bernstein wrote:
Over what time period have these shootings occurred? Is there a pattern as to an area in which the shootings have occurred?
What is the basis for which the shootings are reported to be pellets or BBs and not bullets?
Have any shootings occurred in which there are occupants in or near a car, by which they would be endangered?
It'd be so nice if the Star would do some basic reporting instead of putting up text bites for stories.
Why do you need to know? Do you plan to try to catch these guys?

“Vote or Shut it!”

Since: Oct 07

Sasparilla

#19 Feb 22, 2008
TroyM wrote:
I'm sure when caught, we will hear about how these kids are honor students and a criminal record will destroy any bright future they have.
LOLOLOLOLOL!!!! I don't think you have to worry too much about these kids being honor students lololol!!! More likely to be hip-hop wannabe's with extensive juvenile records.
THESE GUYS ARE THUGS

Weaverville, NC

#21 Feb 22, 2008
Almost like Di ck Tracy detective work.
Where is Axel Foley when you need him?
Adam

Bridgeport, WV

#24 Feb 22, 2008
Sorry, Carl. Maybe they should send a couple of investigative reporters to the scenes of the crimes. Maybe call in a CSI team to do some analysis. I'm sure the Star is VERY concerned about the thoroughness of a story about car windows being broken 150 miles away.
Carl Bernstein wrote:
Over what time period have these shootings occurred? Is there a pattern as to an area in which the shootings have occurred?
What is the basis for which the shootings are reported to be pellets or BBs and not bullets?
Have any shootings occurred in which there are occupants in or near a car, by which they would be endangered?
It'd be so nice if the Star would do some basic reporting instead of putting up text bites for stories.
Jack Rabbit Slim

San Francisco, CA

#26 Feb 22, 2008
QUIT COMPLAINING wrote:
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YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOU NAME TO JACK ASS SLIM FOR YOUR RACIST AND DUMB COMMENTS.
Am I wrong? Am I wrong? Who do you think is committing all these crimes? I am not.. Are you committing these crimes? I didn't think so.. It is the mexicans... Think about all those mexican restaurants up there... La Colima, La Hacienda, they are nothing but fronts for these mexican mafias...

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