CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Car dealership struck by vandalism

Do you have any information? Police are investigating.

Posted: Jul 9, 2020 6:59 PM
Updated: Jul 9, 2020 7:30 PM

EUGENE, Ore. — An auto dealership in West Eugene was struck by vandalism early Wednesday morning, and it was caught on camera.

Dean Jones, the president of F.M. Jones and Sons, said a man on a bike shot what he believes is a pellet gun at seven of his cars. Seven cars' rear windows were shattered and others received chipped paint from the pellets.

“Well I got a phone call yesterday morning when my employee showed up at 6 a.m., and they told me that we had several windows smashed out of cars here at the dealership yesterday morning,” Jones said. “So I came in and sure enough we had seven vehicles that had been vandalized,” Jones said.

Jones said the security camera footage shows the man riding his bike down a driveway next to his property and then reappears with his arm extended. As he rides along the dealership, his arm stays extended pointing towards the direction of the cars.

“I've been in Lane County as an independent small business owner for 24 years and I've never had an issue like this before, and it's getting really frustrating,” Jones said. “It's difficult to stay in business when you're faced with these kind of issues."

Jones said each window will cost at least $1,000 to replace.

The Eugene Police Department is still investigating and if the public has any information about what happened Wednesday around 4 a.m., you’re asked to call police.

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