|Published:||Mar 01, 2011 11:51 PM EST|
|Updated:||Mar 01, 2011 8:32 PM EST|
CAPE CORAL, Fla - A destructive rampage in several Cape Coral neighborhoods and it's all call caught on camera.
An estimated 25 homes vandalized in the last few days.
It happened in several neighborhoods off of Sands Boulevard.
That's in the southwest section of the city.
This is a case of mailbox mischief.
Dozens of mailboxes knocked over and damaged.
You can see this one behind me, still hasn't bee repaired.
"We saw our mailbox on the ground," said Wendy Schroder, one of the victims.
Her mailbox, her neighbors and nearly twenty-five others in this area all had their mailboxes kicked over or completely destroyed..
"It makes you sad that people destroy your property for no reason," said Wendy Schroder.
Wendy's neighbor caught the suspects on his surveillance camera.
It happened around 2AM.
On the video, you can see two cars.
One appears to be an SUV and the other a Jeep Wrangler.
In the video a guy jump out of the vehicle, kick the mailboxes, until they topple over.
"It was kind of heartbreaking. Things like that don't happen around here," Schroder said.
The path of destruction lines several blocks.
A mailbox was found on the ground.
Another held together by a bungee cord.
Some by tape.
Several pieces of wood keep this mailbox from falling back over.
Michael Laam is another victim.
On Tuesday, he had to spend more than a hundred dollars to repair his mailbox.
"I don't understand these people who are doing this and why they are doing this. Twenty-five mailboxes is a lot of stuff. I think it makes no sense," Laam told WINK News.
In the surveillance video it appears the culprits were having a good time.
But the party stops at Wendy Schroder's house.
She's angry about the vandalism at her home and has a message for the pranksters.
"Come and fix it. Do some community work instead of banging up mailboxes. Do something good," she said.
Despite the number of victims, few heard or saw anything suspicious.
Cape police tell me the investigation continues.