Police are looking for whoever is behind numerous cars being egged in Desoto. They say four 60 carton eggs were bought last night at Walmart and thrown at personal property. (Credit: KMOV)
DE SOTO, Mo. (KMOV.com) -
Police are looking for whoever is behind numerous cars being egged in Desoto. They say four 60 carton eggs were bought last night at Walmart and thrown at personal property. While the prank seems harmless to some, it is very costly to people who have to deal with the aftermath.
"You can still see some egg shells, you can still see some egg up here," said Vienna Rogers. Rogers said she had an unexpected surprise when she went to her car Friday morning.
"I noticed there was eggs splattered on the back of my van and then I saw them on the ground," she said.
Desoto police say they don't know how many cars were targeted and they still aren't sure who is behind it. They are looking at surveillance video from the Walmart to try and identify the vandals.
Also, there is concern that since all the eggs weren't used, there could be more property vandalized. This is what many consider to be a prank gone too far.
"Whenever you have so much to do, it is so hot outside. Thank got it didn't damage the paint," said Rogers.
While it might seem like a joke to some, eggs thrown at cars can cause significant and costly damage.
"It is is an acidly, corrosive material which is actually the yolk. It will attack the paint and eat into the base coat," said John Riehn, owner of Johns Auto Body and Paint in Imperial.
It is not just the yolk that is problematic. The shell scratches the paint, causing even more damage.
"It is like putting an egg in a frying pan right now. Once it hits that car, it is going to town and eating the paint right away. Once it dries and it will dry to a hard surface," he said.
The price tag to fix this? It is in the thousands. "A standard car can start out at four to five thousand dollars," he said.
Police tell News 4 one of the issues with this is that people are not coming forward telling them that their cars were egged. They say the only way they can help, is if they know. Police are encouraging people to call (636)586-8891 to file a report.
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