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Auburn police seeking water balloon vandals

AUBURN (AP) — Police are looking for vandals who have damaged several vehicles in Auburn by hurling water balloons from their car as they
drive down city streets.

Nine people reported Monday and Tuesday evenings that their cars were damaged by water balloons that were apparently tossed from passing cars headed in the opposite direction.

Police Captain Tom Stofer said the balloons have caused more than $4,300 in damage.

Stofer said the balloons have cracked or shattered windshields as well as dented car hoods, front-end grills and roofs.

A couple of drivers indicated that they had to pull off the roadway quickly because their windshields were shattered.

"We've had a couple of conflicting reports on possible suspect vehicles,'' Stofer said. "One is a small, silver car and the other is a dark-colored vehicle.''

Edwin Holland of Jackson's Gap said he and his son were returning home from an Auburn University basketball game about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when a water balloon cracked his front windshield, causing $250 in damage.

He said both he and his son screamed because they did not know what was happening.

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Information from: Opelika-Auburn News

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