Heartless Vandals Strike Cars оf Senior Living Center Residents in West Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — December 21, 2018
Residents at a senior living center at the Stella Fleming Towers near Alta Drive and Decatur Boulevard in west Las Vegas reported they were victims of vandalism last week. They showed reporters the dead end street where they were told to park while workers repainted the parking lot, where there are no security cameras.
Vicky Gentry wanted to send a message to the thieves and posted a note on her window after her car was broken into last week.
“I had to pay a $200 deductible, and that's all the money I had,” Gentry said. “That's all I had. I couldn't even feed my dogs. This was difficult. I had saved all year for Christmas."
She and other neighbors are on fixed incomes. Most of them are getting by on social security.
Another neighbor, Lilly, also had her vehicle damaged.
“She has to crawl into her car,” Gentry said. “She's 80, had surgery on her eyes the last couple of days. Just feel so sorry for her."
The damage is extensive - the windows were shattered, the soft top of the Mustang convertible was shredded, and parts of the dashboard were ripped out.
“Now my Christmas is gone,” said Gentry feeling violated and helpless. “I wish I had my Christmas back!”
Police are investigating, but without witnesses or security footage, chances of catching the culprits appear slim.