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Vandals target historic Huntridge neighborhood

Homeowner says video shows teens throwing rocks
Posted at 8:45 AM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 14:00:58-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Families in the historic Huntridge neighborhood woke up on Monday morning to find their cars and homes damaged. One homeowner told 13 Action News his surveillance video proves the culprits are young.

The video shows about three teens walking on the sidewalk and then picking up rocks near 8th Street and Bonita Avenue. The homeowner claims moments later the rocks were thrown at his window.

Billy Shoemaker was sitting in his living room when he suddenly heard a loud noise and then found his window was shattered. Shoemaker posted the video of the teens he believes are responsible on the neighborhood’s Facebook page in hopes someone could identify them.

“I’m sure they live in the neighborhood," said Shoemaker.

After Shoemaker posted the video, he found out three more houses had rocks thrown at windows. He was so outraged he took a copy of the video to show Fremont Middle School.

"It's just frustrating! These gentlemen look like they're in their mid-teens so I’m pretty sure they go to school around here. I'm crossing my fingers, [the school] hopefully they can put names to the faces."

A year and a half ago someone broke into Shoemaker's home and the criminal was caught after he shared the surveillance video on social media.

Anyone with information asked to call Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.