Woman breaks windows of 15 parked cars with golf club – NBC 7 San Diego
San Diego police are looking for a woman who used a golf club to smash the windows of at least 15 cars in the middle of the night in Encanto.
Neighbors near the Encanto trolley stop at 62nd Street and Akins Avenue were caught out of bed around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.
“Just a hit. I didn’t hear too much, I just broke the car windows,” a witness, who did not wish to be identified, told NBC 7.
It happened right below Carla Perez’s apartment.
“I was really shocked because that usually doesn’t happen. Nobody comes in here and breaks the windows,” Perez added.
Police said 15 cars parked along Akins Avenue had their windows smashed.
“I thought it was like a crowbar or a bat,” Perez said.
That’s what police initially thought, but it was later determined to be a woman with a golf club, investigators said.
The Encanto neighborhood is mostly made up of low-income and affordable homes. It’s a working-class neighborhood where people own their cars but may not have a place to park them. So they leave them in the street where they become the most vulnerable
“A lot of us here, we have low incomes, you know, so they can’t afford alarms in their cars. Some people only realized this morning that their car had been hit,” said Perez.
This is the case of the owner of a white Nissan who lost a windshield, driver’s side and rear windows. His son parked it on Akins Avenue even though they live several blocks away. They found out when NBC 7 contacted them by phone.
“Oh fuck. I didn’t know that,” the surprised owner said.
No arrests have been made, so for some Tuesday could be a rough night. Others keep a watchful eye.
“If she comes back and she hits other people’s cars, you know it’s going to be a problem for her, not for us,” a witness said.
The SDPD Southeast Division is investigating.