Hundreds report car windows shot out in Largo and Seminole

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Pinellas County, Florida - Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies are investigating around 250 reports of broken car windows due to vandalism.

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According to deputies, they believe the damage was done by B-B gun rounds.

"My wife walked out here this morning, saw the windshield had been shot out, noticed the guy across the street's windows shot out too," said Chuck Hardenbrook.

Deputies tell us their suspects took aim over a five-mile stretch between Seminole and Largo in the early morning hours on Saturday. 

By Saturday night, their route was filled with reminders, including B-B marks in windshields and shattered glass still in the streets.

Karen Pearson says she has no choice now but to drive with the window down.

"The whole thing was shattered.  I mean millions and millions of little shards of glass with a big hole," Pearson described.

Several victims tell 10 News detectives have told them the actual car count is well over 300.

Some of them aren't covered by insurance, leaving them with a couple hundred dollar fix.

"Which even aggravates me and upsets me a little bit more," Pearson said.

Detectives are following several leads, but haven't made any arrests.

A number of victims told 10 News investigators have surveillance video of at least one car that may be involved.

Any citizen with information on these incidents is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 727-582-6200, or to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.

10 News and Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

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