Volkswagen clubs help elderly woman fix vandalized VW bus

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PHOENIX (CBS5) –

Folks from across the state came together to help an Arizona woman whose beloved 1969 Volkswagen bus has been the target of repeated acts of vandalism.

  • We’re not identifying the 75-year-old victim because she’s afraid. She has every right to be.

    This elderly woman was targeted by vandals not once, but twice in the same month. Both crimes were captured on a neighbor’s surveillance camera.

    The woman we’ll call Ann is living on edge.

    “I go to sleep at like 4 or 5 in the morning. Any little noise I get scared,” Ann said.

    Video shows four vandals using rocks they carried with them to smash the windows out of a 1969 Volkswagen bus. It’s one of the few things Ann actually owns.

    “That was my moneymaker. I did swap meets and now I can’t do nothing. I’m stuck,” Ann said.

    The first time it happened was about 3 a.m. on Nov. 9.

    “I was watching a western movie and I thought it was the shooting of the guns there. And then I said, ‘uh-oh,’ and heard it four more times. I ran out there and they were gone,” Ann said.

    The windshield, a rear and side window were destroyed.

    On Thanksgiving four people showed up again. This time in a different car.

    “They broke another window, a passenger window and they tried to finish the front,” Ann said.

    Fixing the windows would cost about $3,000. Right now that’s not an option.

    “There’s no money. I’m on social security. I mean come on,” Ann said.

    The crimes are being investigated by Phoenix police. Investigators say they don’t have any leads, but said something similar was happening in the South East Valley a few months ago. No word if they are connected.

    Ann said it’s only a matter of time before those people get what’s coming to them.

    “I want to make sure they pay and go to jail. They have to learn,” Ann said.

    If you have any information in this case call Phoenix police.

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    Folks from across the state came together to help an Arizona woman whose beloved 1969 Volkswagen bus has been the target of repeated acts of vandalism.

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  • Elderly Phoenix woman repeated victim of vandals

    We’re not identifying the 75-year-old victim because she’s afraid. She has every right to be.

    This elderly woman was targeted by vandals not once, but twice in the same month. Both crimes were captured on a neighbor’s surveillance camera.

    The woman we’ll call Ann is living on edge.

    “I go to sleep at like 4 or 5 in the morning. Any little noise I get scared,” Ann said.

    Video shows four vandals using rocks they carried with them to smash the windows out of a 1969 Volkswagen bus. It’s one of the few things Ann actually owns.

    “That was my moneymaker. I did swap meets and now I can’t do nothing. I’m stuck,” Ann said.

    The first time it happened was about 3 a.m. on Nov. 9.

    “I was watching a western movie and I thought it was the shooting of the guns there. And then I said, ‘uh-oh,’ and heard it four more times. I ran out there and they were gone,” Ann said.

    The windshield, a rear and side window were destroyed.

    On Thanksgiving four people showed up again. This time in a different car.

    “They broke another window, a passenger window and they tried to finish the front,” Ann said.

    Fixing the windows would cost about $3,000. Right now that’s not an option.

    “There’s no money. I’m on social security. I mean come on,” Ann said.

    The crimes are being investigated by Phoenix police. Investigators say they don’t have any leads, but said something similar was happening in the South East Valley a few months ago. No word if they are connected.

    Ann said it’s only a matter of time before those people get what’s coming to them.

    “I want to make sure they pay and go to jail. They have to learn,” Ann said.

    If you have any information in this case call Phoenix police.

    Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

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  • Vandals shattered almost every window leaving an elderly woman we’ll call Ann with no transportation and no way to make a living.

    Surveillance video showed four people using rocks to smash out the windows of her VW bus. It happened not once but twice.

    Jesus Aguilera saw Ann’s story on a VW enthusiast’s Facebook page.

    “I was disappointed in what happened. It didn’t make any sense,” said Aguilera.

    The Arizona Bus Club member started making phone calls.

    “These are older vehicles so you just can’t go to an auto shop and pick it up. You have to order it or find them,” said Aguilera.

    Soon thousands of dollars in donations were pouring in.

    “Arizona Bus Club donated money. There is a club in Tucson that also donated money and helped contact a company called Phoenix Glass company who did all the work,” said Aguilera.

    “Before I felt like my life just went down. There was nothing I could do,” said Ann.

    It had been a rough go for Ann. But folks like Jesus have helped restore her faith in the goodness of others.

    “I was happy and glad somebody cared,” said Ann.

    As for the folks caught on camera. Ann is clear on what she wants to happen to them.

    “They have to pay for their crimes,” said Ann.

    Police are still looking for those four vandals in the video. If you have any information that can help you’re asked to call Phoenix police.

    PHOENIX (CBS5) –

    Folks from across the state came together to help an Arizona woman whose beloved 1969 Volkswagen bus has been the target of repeated acts of vandalism.

    MOREAdditional LinksPoll

  • Elderly Phoenix woman repeated victim of vandals

    We’re not identifying the 75-year-old victim because she’s afraid. She has every right to be.

    This elderly woman was targeted by vandals not once, but twice in the same month. Both crimes were captured on a neighbor’s surveillance camera.

    The woman we’ll call Ann is living on edge.

    “I go to sleep at like 4 or 5 in the morning. Any little noise I get scared,” Ann said.

    Video shows four vandals using rocks they carried with them to smash the windows out of a 1969 Volkswagen bus. It’s one of the few things Ann actually owns.

    “That was my moneymaker. I did swap meets and now I can’t do nothing. I’m stuck,” Ann said.

    The first time it happened was about 3 a.m. on Nov. 9.

    “I was watching a western movie and I thought it was the shooting of the guns there. And then I said, ‘uh-oh,’ and heard it four more times. I ran out there and they were gone,” Ann said.

    The windshield, a rear and side window were destroyed.

    On Thanksgiving four people showed up again. This time in a different car.

    “They broke another window, a passenger window and they tried to finish the front,” Ann said.

    Fixing the windows would cost about $3,000. Right now that’s not an option.

    “There’s no money. I’m on social security. I mean come on,” Ann said.

    The crimes are being investigated by Phoenix police. Investigators say they don’t have any leads, but said something similar was happening in the South East Valley a few months ago. No word if they are connected.

    Ann said it’s only a matter of time before those people get what’s coming to them.

    “I want to make sure they pay and go to jail. They have to learn,” Ann said.

    If you have any information in this case call Phoenix police.

    Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

    Continue reading >>

  • Vandals shattered almost every window leaving an elderly woman we’ll call Ann with no transportation and no way to make a living.

    Surveillance video showed four people using rocks to smash out the windows of her VW bus. It happened not once but twice.

    Jesus Aguilera saw Ann’s story on a VW enthusiast’s Facebook page.

    “I was disappointed in what happened. It didn’t make any sense,” said Aguilera.

    The Arizona Bus Club member started making phone calls.

    “These are older vehicles so you just can’t go to an auto shop and pick it up. You have to order it or find them,” said Aguilera.

    Soon thousands of dollars in donations were pouring in.

    “Arizona Bus Club donated money. There is a club in Tucson that also donated money and helped contact a company called Phoenix Glass company who did all the work,” said Aguilera.

    “Before I felt like my life just went down. There was nothing I could do,” said Ann.

    It had been a rough go for Ann. But folks like Jesus have helped restore her faith in the goodness of others.

    “I was happy and glad somebody cared,” said Ann.

    As for the folks caught on camera. Ann is clear on what she wants to happen to them.

    “They have to pay for their crimes,” said Ann.

    Police are still looking for those four vandals in the video. If you have any information that can help you’re asked to call Phoenix police.

     

     

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