An employee at a flower shop there saw broken glass on the ground outside when she got to work Friday morning. Her husband then saw a broken window at Papa Murphy’s and another at Shamrock Flowers. They immediately called Eugene Police.
Officers say they started investigating the vandalism as a possible burglary, but police say the vandals didn’t take anything from inside the stores. That bumps the crimes down to criminal mischief, which is a misdemeanor.
Although some workers say they felt a bit unsafe going into work Friday morning, business owners are not letting the vandalism get in the way of business.
“Basically waiting for the door to get fixed, and then business as usual. You know you’ve got to go beyond it and take care of it and be done with it. Hopefully it doesn’t happen very soon or at all again,” said Rochelle Whittington, barber shop owner.
Business owners say they hope newly installed security cameras will help with the investigation. They say this area is prone to crimes because the breezeway is secluded and not well lit at night.
Anyone with information related to this crime is asked to call Eugene Police.