Police search for suspect linked to paintball vandalism
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- Gloucester police are searching for a suspect after homes and cars were found covered in paint.
Home surveillance cameras were rolling Monday night. The victims said a dark colored sedan pulled into their driveway and unleashed several rounds of paintballs.
“I pretty much knew what it was when I heard it, I ‘ve heard paintball gun before,” said Tyler Landergren.
“He came in and woke us up and said our cars had just gotten shot out and we came out and sure enough I had 10 shots of paintballs on the back
Of my van and four on my daughter’s,” said a victim.
The family’s minivan was covered in orange blobs. A second car was also hit.
Surveillance video didn't get a good look at who opened fire, but it clearly shows Tyler out in the middle of the night, washing it all off.
“Just grab the water hose and spray it off, it’s not a big deal,” said Landergren.
The family was baffled.
“Pretty shocking. I thought I was the only one and why would they do that to me?” said a victim.
Turns out, they're not the only ones hit by paintballs.
A different family sent 7News a picture that showed more orange paint. The shots hit close to a window where a baby was sleeping and down along Washington Street, police said more cars were hit.
“It doesn’t really bother me, it comes off,” said Landergren.
“If there was more damage I think I would be very upset. I’m upset they did it, but I’m just thankful they didn’t do any more.”
Police think all cases are related and say it’s possible the suspect could be arrested for such an offense.