Lafayette

May 2, 2011 3:32 AM by Chris Welty

62 Cars Vandalized Overnight in Lafayette, Victims Speak Out

Lafayette police are investigating an apparent vandalism spree that took place Sunday morning.

Many residents at two separate apartment complexes woke to find their cars keyed and their tires slashed. KATC'S Chris Welty spoke with victims and one of the men that had his name etched into several cars.

"Why to me? Why do this to other people?" Dozens of Residents at Eagle Run and the Landing Apartments are asking the same question as Jackie Sempore. Tires were slashed on 62 cars some even had the names Edmond, Chris, and Travis Wethers etched into them.

Rob Quinn a resident at Eagle run asked, "Travis Wethers anybody know who that is?"

We do. In full disclosure, Travis Wethers is a former employee of KATC. I caught up with him to see why his name would be keyed into a car. "Who would slash 50-70 cars, put my name, personal information and other people's information out there. Why would somebody do that?", Wether's asked.

It's unclear why Travis' name was etched in some of the cars, nonetheless it cost dozens of residents headaches and money.

"It cost about three hundred bucks probably to get this fixed and I was just sleeping in my house and all of a sudden I have about three hundred dollars that I have to pay," says Quinn.

Money a similar concern echoed by Jackie Sempore, "I just changed my tires not too long ago and this really hurts me to know that I have to take care of this again."

Whether's believes that no matter how mad a person may be, they should not vandalize and destroy innocent people's property. Wethers says he had nothing to do with it, but he is cooperating with police who are following up on leads and possible suspects.

Chris Welty
cwelty@katctv.com

 

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