Parking Garage Vandals Caught On Tape

By: Lauri Martin Email
By: Lauri Martin Email

Vandals target the same place more than a handful of times and you, the taxpayer, are paying for the damage.

In the surveillance video, there were two guys walking by a parking garage on South Tejon at 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

They snapped off the entry gate that leads into a parking garage and then they walked over to the exit gate and did it all over again. "It's frustrating," said head of security Rick Leffler.

He said the gates have been vandalized 6 or 7 times since January.

"It's not a public parking lot, it’s a parking lot for employees only,” said Jim Bensberg, an El Paso County Commissioner.

The bad guys manage to always get away, but what they probably don't know is that there’s a camera catching their actions on tape.

It costs $75 to replace each gate, $150 for the two gates. "We're trying to save where we can. We don’t want to pay for the parking garage," said Commissioner Bensberg.

If you recognize the suspects, call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.


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  • by vince Location: colorado springs on Oct 19, 2007 at 07:48 PM
    well its a el paso employee parking only so us tax payers shoulded have to pay for the repairs.thats why you fix it and make the vandales pay for it and also if your having problems with vandals on friday and saturday pots guards at night to catch the big dumbmies.or put up a security gate at the entrencesto stop this problem.
  • by kevin on Oct 18, 2007 at 10:17 AM
    Get a rope
  • by rah rah Location: C/S on Oct 18, 2007 at 07:09 AM
    Well, What are we going to do?
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