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Nassau County Residents Outraged By Night Of Vandalism

Over A Dozen Vehicles Were Targeted
The smashed windshield of a car targeted during a night of vandalism on Long Island. (Credit 1010 WINS/Gary Baumgarten)

The smashed windshield of a car targeted during a night of vandalism on Long Island. (Credit 1010 WINS/Gary Baumgarten)

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating a vandalism spree on Long Island.

Windshields, lights, and mirrors on more than a dozen vehicles in Nassau County were smashed on Friday night and Saturday morning, according to authorities.

The victimized vehicles included a 2002 Mercedes Benz with a shattered windshield, a 2011 BMW with a broken rear window and tail lights, and a 2011 Land Rover with a damaged side view mirror.

The incidents all took place in Mineola, East Hills, and Roslyn Heights between 9 p.m. on Friday night and 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

Residents told 1010 WINS reporter Gary Baumgarten that they were disgusted by the alleged vandalism, some even suggested that the perpetrators may deserve a taste of their own medicine.

“This is unbelievable you know, that someone would do stupid things like this,” Steve said, “If we catch them we’ll do it to their cars, you know bust it up. If it’s kids doing it we’ll do it to their parents cars.”

Authorities emphasized that residents should not take matters into their own hands.

Police are asking anybody with information to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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