Windows shot out, residents shocked and shattered

By KBJR News 1

November 26, 2013 Updated Nov 26, 2013 at 8:30 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Dozens of residents in Superior awoke to streets filled with shattered glass, and a shattered sense of security.

Around three Tuesday morning Superior police officers began receiving calls to the area of the 2600 and 2700 blocks of Oakes and Banks Avenues for vandalism to up to 75 vehicles.

Superior police got the first call about windows being shot out of many cars along this street, and as the morning progressed the calls kept on pouring in.

Officers say that the car windows were shot out with a BB gun, a pellet gun, or something similar.

One nearby residence also had a window shot out, along with an auto repair garage on the north end of town.

For Jamie Christiansen, one of the vandalism victims who was visiting town from Mora Minnesota with her five children, the window shoot out came at an awful time.

"We called a couple of places here in town, which they're obviously booked cause there has been so many of them... and then I called a place back in Mora who can get me in you know on Friday because of the holiday. So we're just going to have to garbage bag them and it'll be a cold drive back home to Mora tomorrow, but I guess you do what you gotta do," said Christiansen.

"It's just one of those random acts that's tough to put a finger on. There really isn't... it's kind of a helpless feeling for us as well. There really isn't a whole lot to tell people what to do. It's just senseless vandalism that's very costly," said Derrick Hughes of the Superior police department.

Sergeant Hughes says that it's tough to speculate if it was one person or a group of people, but that he suspects it was more than one.

There is no suspect info yet, and the investigation is ongoing.

Officers say that at this time no thefts from the vehicles have been reported, they say it was strictly an act of vandalism.

Elsa Robins