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Vandals damage Las Vegas dog store, pizza shop

Posted at 11:17 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 07:12:34-04

A guy is seen trying to break into multiple businesses in a family-friendly community near Blue Diamond and Cimarron early Monday morning. The owner of one of the business caught the act on her surveillance system.

Kathy Patterson, owner of Barking Dogs, got a phone call from ADT at 4:28 a.m.

"They called to let us know that we had a glass break-in," she said.

In the video recorded by the security system, you can see a guy wearing black clothes with a red hat, red shoes, and white gloves smash his hand through the Barking Dogs front door. He follows it up with a kick before running off when he realized he sounded the alarm. He sprints through the parking lot until he's out of the camera's sight, leaving behind a shattered door with a hole in it.

"I don't understand why they do this kind of vandalism," said Patterson. "We are just a pet store. We are here to take care of animals, not hurt anybody."

Barking Dogs cameras catch another angle too. You can see the guy shatter the front door of Papa John's moments later. The gy walks through the door as more glass falls right on top of him.

"We just wanted to let the community know that this did happen and that we would like to see it stopped," she said.

Patterson says the vandal also tried to break into the neighboring sushi restaurant before leaving the area for good.

"It really hurts when your business gets vandalized cause it's like you're being violated."

Patterson posted about the attempted break-ins on Facebook and received an outpouring of support from the community. People were angered to learn someone would target such good companies.

"This is our family, these are our friends, these are people that come to support us and to see that something bad actually happens to your friend, it's a natural reaction, you're gonna be upset."

Even though it appears the guy who did this did not actually get away with anything, Patterson wants the other tenants in the area to be on high alert.