On The Phoenix Auto Glass Blog, we constantly search the internet for interesting stories involving windshields and auto glass. Everything from claims of monsters smashing windows to broken windshields in popular movies and tv shows. Unfortunately, all of our stories cannot be for entertainment; we also cover any broken windshields and auto glass in current events. Today, The Phoenix Auto Glass Blog covers 3 stories of some windshields that were broken in the past week.
Multiple Windows and Windshields Smashed in Provo Parking Lot
Provo police are searching for the person responsible for a large amount of damage caused in an apartment complex parking lot. The windshields and windows of at least a half dozen vehicles were smashed out overnight.
Police say that someone broke into the trunk of a vehicle in the parking lot and stole a set of golf clubs. The individual then used the golf clubs to smash the front windshields, rear windshields, windows and bodies of many of the cars parked in the lot.
It is not believed that burglary was the primary objective in this case. Typically, burglars will take the most quiet route possible, so as not to be seen or heard. This crime would have been very loud and police are hoping that someone heard or saw something. Police stated that a burglar would have never chosen to break the windshields as they are much harder to break than the rest of the glass. The damage is so significant that the person responsible could be facing felony charges.
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Deer Crashes Through Bus Windshield
A bus driver in Pennsylvania had an unexpected passenger last Thursday. The security camera on the bus captured the footage of a deer crashing through the bus windshield. The only people on board at the time were the driver John Porter and a single woman passenger riding in the back of the bus.
The deer stands up and frantically tried to find a way out of the bus; the confused deer tried to jump back out through the windshield, to no avail. The bus driver opened the front doors to the bus; however, the deer had already made her way to the back of the bus.
The video shows the deer frantically trying to figure out how to exit the bus, running into walls and windows and seats. The video does not show that the deer did make it safely out of the side door to the bus. Neither the driver nor the passenger were injured by the incident, although the condition of the deer is unknown.
Arsonist Sets 6 Police Cruisers Ablaze
May 14, St Croix, Police officers throughout the area were preparing to celebrate National Police Week. Brand new police cruiser units were sitting on the lot at Metro Motors Car Dealership, waiting to be turned over to the officers for National Police Week.
Dispatchers received a call at 1:47am Monday morning about an explosion in the area of the Metro Motors Car Dealership. Dispatchers received a second call moments later confirming that there was a fire at that location.
Fire Marshal Clifford Joseph stated that the Richmond Fire Station used more than 600 gallons of water to put out the fires. He said the arsonist attempted to light up 7 vehicles but fire only caught to 6.
Joseph Stated, "When we got there, you could smell the strong odor of gasoline in the area...That, and the manner in which the cars were burnt and how the fire spread, were all clear indications that it was arson...It's certainly unfortunate that this occurred, but I still see it as fortunate that more vehicles were not damaged and those that were damaged can still be salvaged...The fire did not go through and through the interior, so they can be repaired."
Police believe the arsonists started with the center vehicles, in hopes that the fire would spread each direction to the surrounding vehicles.
Metro Motors Sales Manager Keith Cornelius said, "We are certainly saddened by this, and we are cooperating however we can...Police are the ones who protect and serve the community. I just hope that they catch whoever is responsible."
Of the 27 vehicles on the ‘secured’ lot, only 6 were damaged. Police are continuing the investigation.
Paul Ryans, The Operations Manager at SunTec Auto Glass stated, “While we enjoy bringing you fun and entertaining articles to read, it is also important to keep up on current news and understand the events taking place in the world around us. Fortunately, no one was injured in any of today’s stories, although many windshields were broken. Hopefully, all of these were replaced by a reputable and NGA certified windshield replacement shop”.
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