Home In Colorado Springs Vandalized; Family Looking For Your Help

By: Rosie Barresi Email
By: Rosie Barresi Email
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A Colorado Springs family went on vacation, and came home to find their home vandalized.

It happened on the 9900 block of Pinedale in the Pine Creek neighborhood.

The Thomas family's insurance company says there was probably around $20,000 in damage done to the outside of the home.

Police say it happened in the middle of the night on Tuesday while the family was away on vacation.

The exterior of the home was spray painted in black, windows were busted out and motor oil was spewed on the concrete driveway.

The family says they think someone in the neighborhood did it.

Greg Thomas filmed the destruction with his home video and is saving it as evidence.

"It's a massive amount of damage," said Thomas.

He says it's obvious that someone was out to get them. "This was a personal vandalism," said Thomas.

Diana Reed lives up the road from the Thomas household. "I had heard noises and my dog started growling," said Reed.

That's when Reed looked out the window and saw two people running up the street. "They had hats and hoods on. Their heads were covered," said Reed.

The Thomas' aren't the only victims. The Pine Creek Golf Course, just a few blocks away from where the Thomas family lives, was also trashed.

"The symbols that were on the Thomas' house were the same symbols that were underneath the bridge here at the Pine Creek Golf Course," said Elicio Silva, who is the general manager and part owner of Pine Creek Golf Course.

SEL, or "South East Loco" was plastered in both locations.

The Thomas family says they worry. "I don't know if these people are going to come back," said Thomas.

The community says they are sure of one thing. "We will catch them," said Silva.

The Thomas family has a sign on their front lawn asking for help.

They're asking anyone with information to come forward for a $1,000 reward.

Or you can call Cimestoppers at 634-STOP.

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