Several storefronts in Eugene have glass shot out by pellet guns
EUGENE, Ore. - The Eugene Police Department is investigating several instances of vandalism at businesses in West Eugene.
The "Eugene Carbide Saw" on West 6th Avenue was the latest target, and police say that a silver or gray sedan drove by on Monday morning and shot the front windows with a pellet gun.
The owners did not want to go on camera, but say that the windows could cost thousands of dollars to replace.
Just down the street, Automotive Sheet Metal was hit last week. Michael Weber says they spent about $400 replacing a shattered window.
"It feels a little bit like you've been violated," said Weber, at Automotive Sheet Metal. "When you come to work and you find there's a giant hole in your building because somebody shot your glass out for no apparent reason, that's a little unsettling. Feel a little used; you'd like to see that person be caught."
Weber listed off several other businesses in the area that have also been targeted. Eugene Police say that Oregon Paddle Sports and Mason's Supply Co. on Commercial Way were hit as well.
Weber says the businesses are in contact with each other and have given their surveillance video to police.