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Over 100 Cars Vandalized In Clintonville And German Village


In the past few days, over 100 cars were found vandalized in the Clintonville and German Village areas, according to Columbus Police.

The cars were either spray painted or keyed, said police spokesperson Denise Alex-Bouzounis, and the perpetrator is believed to have committed the vandalisms while driving down the street.

"We are continuing to receive more reports from people in Clintonville and German Village," Alex-Bouzounis said.

She says while police currently do not have any information on a suspect, they want residents whose cars were vandalized to file a police report, and anyone with pictures or video of what happened to send that along as well. That way, Columbus Police can build a case against the perpetrator.

"Whenever a vandal strikes, they usually don't hit the same place twice, so we never know where they're going to go next, or if they're going to stop, or what's going to happen," Alex-Bouzounis said. "Is it kids, or is it adults? We don't know."

Michael Lee joined WOSU in 2021, but was previously an intern at the station in 2018. He is a graduate from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism where he obtained his master's degree, and an alumnus of Ohio State University. Michael has previously worked as an intern at the Columbus Dispatch and most recently, the Chicago Sun-Times.