Vandals spray-paint cars, other property in East Carnegie



EAST CARNEGIE, Pa. - Authorities in East Carnegie are investigating after nearly a dozen cars, a boat and a fence were vandalized early Saturday morning.

According to police, the suspects targeted Gary Street and Bell Avenue. A man who lives in the area heard his dogs barking around 3 a.m. He told officers that when he looked outside, he saw teenagers running away.

“I came downstairs this morning and my aunt told me that someone spray-painted my car so I came out and was like, ‘Oh man, they got my car,’” Mike Lazor said.

Rob Braden has lived in the area for eight years, but told Channel 11’s Dave Bondy that he’s had enough and is moving out.

“I just don’t get it. Kids think they’re having fun, but they don’t realize what it costs us homeowners,” Braden said. “It costs us a lot of money to go ahead and clean up what they destroyed.”

Most of the neighbors said the spray paint is coming off with some elbow grease. A possibly expensive situation was averted. A new paint job could have cost hundreds or even $1,000 for each victim.

Authorities said they do not have any leads on potential suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.