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Another vehicle hit by BB
Pittsford, N.Y. -- Investigators believe a BB went through the window of a van headed west on Jefferson Road Wednesday afternoon. It was the ninth report of vehicle damage police believe to be caused by BBs or rocks thrown in about a month.
In a company van, Bill Berger had just finished a job in Pittsford when he heard a loud pop.
"Felt something hit the side of my face with the glass and everything, and looked down and saw the little hole in my window," Berger said.
A circle-shaped hole, investigators said it looked like a BB hit the driver's side window.
Just a few inches from his face, Berger said the impact shot a shard of glass into his eye. Berger said he was lucky he wasn't hit and the shock didn't cause him to crash.
The incident happened in between King's Bend Park and Clover Street. Hit on the driver's side, Berger said the shot must have been fired from the south side of the road.
A wooded area, Berger told police it'd be an easy place for someone to hide and fire at vehicles.
Since the first reported incident in Greece in mid-April, this was the first time damage like this occurred on a road or street. The eight other reported incidents happened on expressways.
The window broken out on Jefferson Road was similar to the incidents that occurred on interstates 390 and 490. Investigators with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said they believe all nine are related. They're increasing the size of the investigation and safety concerns.
"It's shocking. It takes a lot to shock me, (but) that shocked me," said Pittsford resident Franz Riefer. "I don't want any more riffraff around here."
"A highly trafficked roadway in a moving vehicle, it's dangerous to everyone involved so we take this very seriously, and we are going to continue to apply the resources until we figure out what's going on," said Captain Michael Fowler of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
Complied of county investigators, state troopers, Greece police officers and FBI agents, a special task force is investigating.
"We are looking at the canals, we're looking at the walking trails, the bike trails, railroad overpasses, roadway overpasses, all those sort of things," Fowler said. "We are not discounting anything at this point."
On ATVs, boats, horseback and on foot, investigators are combing the area. Unsure if they are looking for a person, group, or multiple copycats, investigators have increased patrols.
Fowler said following several leads, investigators are using some different tactics, but did not want to disclose any specific details. Fowler said they are working to solve all nine cases before another incident is reported.