CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – At least 15 vehicles were damaged by shots from BB guns Monday night in Clarksville.
Clarksville police reported the majority of damaged vehicles were from homes along the 41A Bypass during the overnight hours.
Erik Hauff’s pickup truck was one of the damaged vehicles. The back windshield of his truck was shattered. One of the BBs or pellets also cracked his passenger side mirror, and another went through his garage window.
“It’s sickening,” Hauff told News 2. “That gun was strong enough to go through my back windshield. It could have hurt somebody really bad.”
Just down East Old Ashland City Road from Hauff’s home, an SUV was also targeted the same night.
One of the windows of the SUV was shattered, while a stray BB went through one of the home’s windows.
A few houses down, the Dodge Charger belonging to resident Kristen Stewart was also vandalized.
There was a shattered window and multiple dents in the car’s body.
“It’s not just physical damage. Then you have to worry about, Heaven forbid, if that would have been any other kind of weapon,” said Stewart. “My children are in the home, sleeping at night. (The car) was right in front of both our bedroom windows. So it’s a scary event.”
Officials estimate the cost of repairs to the vehicles exceeds $10,000 as not only windows were broken, but car bodies damaged also.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Clarksville police at 931-645-TIPS or at P3tips.com/591.