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Complaints rolling in about cars being ‘egged’ in northwest neighborhoods

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - City police are asking for the public's help to try and catch vandals pelting parked cars with eggs.

The vandalism showed up on several streets this past week-end, including in the La Cabreah neighborhood.

Broken eggshells left behind after vandals egged vehicles in northwest Fort Wayne.

We found signs of broken eggshells in a few driveways.

Edward Palyo wishes he got off so lucky.

Edward Palyo looks at damage to his car from egging.

The rear driver's side of his car got nailed.

The inside of an egg is still smeared along the side.

"I just figured they are driving around with a couple dozen of mom's eggs, and just throwing them out the window as they are driving by," Palyo said with a chuckle.

But egging cars can cause scratches and egg yolks and whites are not kind to car paint.

If you don't clean the stuff off in time, it might mean you need a whole new paint job.

Fort Wayne police are receiving complaints about vehicles being egged from residents all over the northwest side.

Captain P.J. Smith is in charge of Fort Wayne P-D's northwest division.

Because so many homeowners these days have Ring Doorbell cameras or other security cameras, he's hoping somebody might turn over a recording of the vandals caught in the act.

"We had one deal where a mother was driving her kids around doing it, I mean, it's just ridiculous. And sometimes they've got to get their houses re-painted, it just makes a mess," Captain Smith said.

Egging vehicles qualifies as criminal mischief, and if police can tie the vandals to substantial damage, it can carry punishment of up to one year in jail and fines of up to $5,000.

If you have video of egging, or know something about the vandalism, you are urged to contact city police at 427-1421.

Jeff Neumeyer

Jeff Neumeyer is a reporter for WPTA.

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