Stained glass shop windows, door shattered by vandals

Stained glass shop windows, door shattered by vandals
The stained glass had been created by his father, who has since passed away.
The stained glass had been created by his father, who has since passed away.

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - A Bossier City stained glass shop is cleaning up after vandals struck the business causing an estimated of up to $2,000 in damage last week.

Ed's Emporium Stained Glass Studio had windows and glass doors shattered last Friday, possibly by someone firing a BB gun.

Bossier City police officers were called to the business a week ago on April in reference to the vandalism, according to Bossier City Police spokesman Mark Natale. Security camera video shows a dark-colored sedan pull in front of the building, then the front window shatters at around 5:18 a.m.

Owner Eric Allen has shared the security video on his business Facebook page.

"When we watched the video, I was just really surprised they just drove in blatantly from the street and started shooting windows," said Allen.

Allen is hoping the surveillance video will help catch the people who did the damage.

"I'd like to see them get caught. Maybe it will stop it from happening around here," said Allen. "Maybe people will realize there are consequences. Unfortunately, nowadays, people don't realize there are consequences for what you do."

Allen explained at least two stained glass heirlooms were damaged by the vandals. The stained glass was created by his father, who has since passed away.

According to the spokesman, a similar incident was reported that same morning at Rexal Electrical Supply in the 3500 block of Industrial Drive.

"A window was damaged there as well, possibly with a BB gun. It's unclear if both cases are related," said Natale.

Detectives with the Property Crimes Unit are looking into them.

Anyone who has info is asked to call Bossier Crime Stoppers at 318-424-4100.

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