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Police Puzzled By Strange Attack On Parked Car Hauler


Indiana police are baffled by the action of a group of vandals who shot a parked truck and threw rocks at it, leaving the scene and returning several times but stealing nothing.

Suspects Shoot, Throw Rocks At Parked Truck, Steal Nothing

The vandalism happened in Anderson, Indiana, just after 6 a.m. A car hauler owned by Mickey Carrington was loaded up with vehicles and parked behind a NAPA Auto Parts store. Carrington was not present at the time of the incident.

Police say that a group of three men pulled up in a black pickup truck next to the car hauler. Using surveillance footage from the scene, police were able to determine that two of the men got out of the pickup and smashed the car hauler’s driver’s side window. The two men searched the cab of the truck but didn’t take anything and got back into the pickup.

The pickup circled the parking lot and then the two men once again got out and searched the cab of the truck. Once again, they took nothing, even though there was GPS equipment, Bluetooth technology, and a CB radio in the truck.

When the two men got back into the pickup, one of the suspects fired a gunshot at the truck.

The suspects left in the pickup but soon returned a third time, examining the truck’s trailer. This time, they fired several shots at the cab of the truck.

After shooting at the truck, the men parked the pickup nearby and walked back to the car hauler. They threw rocks at the truck and finally retreated from the scene of the bizarre incident for good.

Motive For Bizarre Attack Is Under Investigation

Anderson Police Department officer C.J. Christianson told the Herald Bulletin that he is puzzled by the actions of the suspects: “It looks like they were possibly trying to get at the vehicles in the back, but that (shooting at the cab) doesn’t make sense.

Carrington says that he has no enemies in the town and is not sure why his truck was targeted by the suspects.

Police later determined that the pickup was stolen. No arrests have been made.

If you have information about the incident, you’re asked to call the Anderson Police Department at 765-648-6700.


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