Businesses Assisting Families In Repairing Vandalized Vehicles
By Mike Perleberg
One of a number of vehicles and other property that were damaged by vandals in Harrison’s Meadows subdivision on Memorial Day weekend. Photo courtesy Valerie Knott.
(Harrison, Oh.) – A couple local businesses are helping out some Harrison residents whose vehicles were vandalized.
It was last weekend when residents of the Meadows neighborhood woke up to find that somebody had spray painted cars and slashed tires.
Two local businesses have stepped up to help those victims pay to fix the damage. Whitewater Motors in West Harrison is helping three of the families whose vehicles were damaged, says service manager Tobey Woolwine.
“My boss came back a day after that and said ‘Hey, why aren’t we helping those people.’ I said ‘Say no more.’ I got on there and started reaching out to some people and Facebook and said if you have any neighbors in need, if they haven’t already been taken care of, have them contact me,” explains Woolwine.
One of the victims, a single mom with four kids, was in particular need of help. She didn’t have a way to get to work with flattened tires. Whitewater Motors is providing her a new set.
Cincinnati Asphalt is also helping a number of other local families hit by the vandals.
Meanwhile, police are continuing to investigate the vandalism committed in the Meadows. If you have information that can help them find those responsible, call the Harrison Police Department (812) 367-3715.
This isn’t the first time Meadows residents have had to deal with widespread vandalism. In 2015, somebody wrote racial slurs and slashed tires on vehicles in a number of driveways.