Vandals smash car windows in Fishtown

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Residents say they have seen this type of vandalism before but never the amount of vehicles hit as they found after they woke up Wednesday morning. (WPVI)

Philadelphia Police are looking for the vandals who shattered car windows along several blocks in the city's Fishtown section.

It happened sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Residents say they have seen this type of vandalism before, but never as many vehicles hit as they found after the sun came up.

Several 26th District officers responded after getting calls of at least five damaged vehicles. That number could go up as more damage is reported.

"My neighbor knocked on my door and said, 'Did you see your car?'" Bill Kuntz told Action News. "This is the second time."

In the past, Kuntz and his neighbors have had their car windows shot by BB pellets and hit with bats.

But this time, it was not just one or two vehicles. Vandals targeted multiple vehicles on Memphis Street from York Street all the way down to Berks Street.

"I just think it is people who are angry," said Joyce McBride. "People who vandalize are angry."

McBride woke up to a shattered rear passenger side window on her car. As other neighbors arose, word spread.

"It's annoying, a senseless crime," said Albert Yee. "Someone coming by, being stupid in the middle of the night...."

The crime against Yee's car may have been caught by his neighbor's surveillance camera.

The video shows a vehicle zipping by just before 4 a.m. After it passes, the window is shattered.

Yee's neighbor gave the footage to police.

It doesn't appear anything was taken from any of the vehicles.

The investigation continues.

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