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30 cars damaged by vandals

Rochester, N.Y. Vandals damaged at least 30 cars in the Swillburg neighborhood Friday morning.

Piles of broken glass scattered the streets following the vandalism spree.

Jake Gasiorek said he was walking his dog when he first heard the sounds of glass breaking around 7 a.m. Friday.

Saw a guy pull up in a black car, hanging out with a bat hitting out some windows, Gasiorek said. We also saw a pellet gun. He was shooting out some car windows.

According to the Rochester Police Department, at least 30 cars were damaged.

At first it seemed like it might be some feud between some people, but when you saw them go right down the line it just seemed like senseless vandalism, Gasiorek said.

As the vandals continued to bash and break cars down long stretches of street, it was neighbors who made sure they didnt get away from police. 

We flagged them down, showed them which way they went and they actually caught up with them at the end of Field Street and got them, Gasiorek said.

Police arrested 20-year-olds Ryan Stanwix and Matthew Pease-Osewalt of Rochester. Found with a metal pipe in their black car, the two men face felony charges of criminal mischief and menacing. Police said more charges are pending.  

All my descriptive words have four letters right now. Thats all I want to give them, Angie Reyes said as she stood in the street in front of her home. Its about 450 bucks, so I dont even want to know what the rest of these newer cars are going through.

Parked on Avon Street, one of the hardest-hit streets, the back window of Reyes old truck was busted out.

Those that they couldnt shatter or break, they dented, Reyes said. Thats what we came back to find was a mess of glass all over the place.

Not only did people have to pick up the mess and pay for repairs, many had to miss work on Friday.

Its not just the repairs of the cars but the time people had to take off of work, Reyes said, Losing money that they could have been making.

 
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