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Police: Business windows shot out with slingshot, tens of thousands in damage

Windows shot out with slingshot, tens of thousands in damage done to Barboursville, WV business

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BARBOURSVILLE, WV -  Businesses from Barboursville to Huntington were hit hard by criminals, not looking to steal, just to vandalize for no apparent reason.

"A few things have happened over the years, but nothing to this extent," says David Little, owner of LA-Z-BOY Furniture Galleries in Barboursville.


Little says it was just two Saturdays ago that he had one window broken out.

This time, it was worse.

"This past Saturday night, they got us again, and they got seven more windows," says Little, who is now left to pay about $5,000 in deductible costs to his insurance.

He thought that someone may have been targeting his store until he learned the extent of the crime spree.

"You wonder at first if it's somebody that has a vendetta against us, but then you learn that some other businesses have been hit," says Little.

Barboursville police say several business had windows shot out, and in their investigation, they found three marbles, leading them to believe someone, or some people, went on a string of drive-by slingshot shootings.

Little says he is now taking extra precautions at his store, located at a busy intersection near the Huntington Mall.

"You can rest assured that there will be video cameras here before the weekend so that we don't get hit again."

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