TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Danyel Bjugan was in for a rude awakening Wednesday morning when her neighbor knocked on her door.
"She said, 'I'm so so sorry to tell you this, especially to wake you up to this. You're car has a cinder block just lying in front of the back'," Bjugan said.
Sometime during the night a cement paving stone had been thrown at her car, shattering the back window.
"It actually didn't land in the car, so it had to have been thrown sideways, bounced off, broke the glass, dented the hood, or the back and then fell onto the ground," she said.
Bjugan is facing more than $5,000 in damages to her car.
"They have to take the roof off and replace it, and the trunk and the glass," she said.
According to the Twin Falls Police Department, she's not alone. They have received between 20 and 25 reports of damage to cars all over the city, but mostly in the area of the presidential streets.
"We think that they’re driving around in a car because some of the aim where the rocks are hitting aren’t going directly into the windows," said Officer Nate Egan. "They’re hitting the sides of cars as well."
The police department is taking reports on all of the incidents they know about and have received some video from victims.
"We are hoping that we can get some good leads off of that," Egan said. "Hopefully we'll be able to catch who's doing this."
Heather Dietz is Danyel's sister-in-law, and her husband's car window was also broken.
"I got the text from him that his window had been smashed this morning," she said.
With Christmas right around the corner, she said a car repair wasn't something their family was prepared to pay for.
"Funds are already tight for holidays and other daily things and now you have an added expense," she said.
Both women said they hope the person who did this thinks twice before doing something like this again.
"I’m still kind of in shock, I’m not too mad," Bjugan said. "I’m shocked somebody so heartless would do this not knowing do they have kids, do they have money, are they struggling, they just don't think before they take their actions."
Police encourage any victims who haven't yet to call and report any damages, so they can charge the vandals for all damage done.