'A Grown Person Would Not Do Such A Thing,' One Victim Says

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Residents near the Van Holten School in Bridgewater, N.J., had some unexpected home repair projects this weekend, following dozens of acts of vandalism.

As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, police said Friday night that nearly three dozen mailboxes were broken, along with light fixtures and street signs. One woman, Jeanette, said her mailbox was knocked down.

“A grown person would not do such a thing,” she said.

Now, Jeanette said she will be out about $100 to replace the curbside mailbox.

“I’m very upset, because to them it’s just a prank, and they think it’s nothing,” she said. “But it’s damage, and when you add it all up it’s a crime.”

Next door, her neighbors had decorative lights broken off. Police have launched an investigation, and residents have been staying alert.

“Whoever’s doing it beware,” Jeanette said, “because I will be watching.”

Police said in total, nearly three dozen mailboxes were vandalized.

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