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Residents in Highland Heights report being targeted with paintballs, one says political signs vandalized

One resident found a bag of excrement in her flower bed
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Posted at 10:42 AM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 10:42:39-04

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — At least five reports were made by residents in Highland Heights after their homes were struck by paintballs, according to the Highland Heights Police Department.

From Oct. 23 to Oct. 26, police received reports from residents who said an unknown person(s) struck their home with paintballs before driving off in a car.

One resident who lives on Blair Drive in Highland Heights said his house and windows were targeted. The resident witnessed the vehicle traveling towards Williamsburg Drive from Blair Drive.

A couple of days later, the same resident on Blair Drive was hit again at around 10 p.m. The resident described the vehicle as a pickup truck.

On Highland Road, a resident flagged down officers to report her home was struck several times by paintballs. She said no damage was done to the property.

On Monday, a resident living on Rutland Drive told police the political signs in her yard were vandalized with paintballs. The resident also found a bag in her flower bed that someone had defecated in, the report states.

Residents in four of the five police reports did not mention political signs as a possible reason for being targeted.

Police have not identified anyone involved in the paintball incidents at this time.