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Fort Wayne man frustrated after he says his car windows were shot out

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC)- One man is frustrated after he says his car windows were shot out.

It's a devastating blow, we're on social security the deductible on the car is not gonna cover that. It's gonna end up costing us about 900 dollars that's a big blow to our finances," Robert Dimick said.

It wasn't just one car, Dimick said the bullets also hit two windows on his van. He says he's just lucky he and his family are safe.

"That bullet went like five feet from our house, we were up, we could've gotten hit very easily," Dimick said.

He says he's tried making appointments to get the windows fixed, but the places he calls are booked helping others with the same issue.

"They're extremely busy and their stocks are low because they've had a bunch of windows shot out. This costs a lot of people in Fort Wayne a lot of money," Dimick said.

A worker at Precision Glass, Daniel Willig said although this was a big issue a couple of weeks ago, the number of cases are slowing down a bit.

"We have seen a slight slow down in the number of vandalism cases, as far as the back glasses and door glasses being shot out," Willig said.

He says it was good for business but he'd rather not see the vandalism at all.

"We don't want that kind of business, we are here for that, you know if someone gets their car vandalized then we want to be the ones that could help you get back to where you need to be, get your vehicle's integrity restored," Willig said.

For Dimick, he says he just wants to feel safe at home.

"I'd like to push to see some heavier police patrols in the area, whatever it takes from the mayor or the police chief or somebody that can get something done about this gun violence in our area," Dimick said.

Arielle Cadet

Arielle Cadet joined WPTA in August 2019. The Atlanta, Georgia native graduated from the University of Missouri and serves as Weekend Anchor/MMJ for ABC21. Feel free to connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or shoot her an email at acadet@WPTA21.com.

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