Vandals use BB guns to shoot car windows - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Vandals use BB guns to shoot car windows

Posted: Updated:

By: Sabrina Ahmed
SAhmed@klkntv.com 

Vandals strike in north Lincoln!  Windows shot by a BB gun, and no one knows who did it!

Just weeks before Christmas, a single mom wakes up to her car window shot and broken into pieces.

Meranda sterns, who lives near 30th and Starr woke up this morning to take her son to school, and found glass all over the driver seat and the window broken.

Sterns says a police officer approached her to tell her she wasn't the only victim.

"Four cars down the street got theirs, and he said it was probably some kids who got a new bb gun and was trying it out," Sterns said.

Lincoln police say all the cars were hit by BB guns between 3 and 7 AM.  No one saw it happen.

Right around the same time, police say four more car windows were also broken out around 63rd and Leighton. Police aren't sure if the cases are related.

Stern says she's not surprised this went on. It's not the first but she hopes it's the last.

"Oh, I'm pretty angry because this is not only the first time this year that it happened but the second time. Kids around here don't understand that moms that are single can't afford it," Sterns said.

Sterns said she knows the area has a high crime rate, but she says she's disappointed it had to happen during the holiday season.  This will put a damper on the presents she can buy for her kids.

"It's almost Christmas time and now I have to pay for my window cuz they want to drive around and be idiots," Sterns said. 

Sterns said she has insurance, but with a $500 deductible and the possibility of premiums going up, she'll pay this one out of pocket.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Two people in critical condition after garage explosion

    UPDATE: Two people in critical condition after garage explosion

    UPDATE: Two people in critical condition after garage explosion

    Lincoln Fire and Rescue are responding to an apparent garage explosion at a home at 45th and South Streets.

    More >>

    Lincoln Fire and Rescue are responding to an apparent garage explosion at a home at 45th and South Streets.

    More >>
  • Hasting's man drowned in rural lake

    Hasting's man drowned in rural lake

       AYR, Neb. (AP) _ Sheriff's officials say a 67-year-old Hastings man has drowned in a southern Nebraska lake.      The Adams County Sheriff's Office says Loren Winkelbauer drowned Friday afternoon at Crystal Lake Recreation Area. Witnesses told investigators that Winkelbauer was camping at the park when his hat blew into the lake. Witnesses say he went into the water to retrieve it, went under and did not resurface.      Emergency responders...

    More >>

       AYR, Neb. (AP) _ Sheriff's officials say a 67-year-old Hastings man has drowned in a southern Nebraska lake.      The Adams County Sheriff's Office says Loren Winkelbauer drowned Friday afternoon at Crystal Lake Recreation Area. Witnesses told investigators that Winkelbauer was camping at the park when his hat blew into the lake. Witnesses say he went into the water to retrieve it, went under and did not resurface.      Emergency responders...

    More >>
  • Garth's 'Teammates' also in town, spreading love

    Garth's 'Teammates' also in town, spreading love

    Garth Brooks' World Tour doesn't just feature him playing for thousands of fans.

    More >>

    Garth Brooks' World Tour doesn't just feature him playing for thousands of fans.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.