After a neighbor’s car was keyed six months ago, an Atwater Village couple living on Edenhurst Drive north of Los Feliz Boulevard installed a surveillance camera to help protect on their property. That camera may did not prevent a crime but it did capture images of a man who earlier this month vandalized two cars parked in couple’s driveway.
Lauren, who did not want her last name revealed, said estimates to repair the damage to the Infiniti G35 and Nissan Murano have ranged from $2,200 to $5,000. She and her husband have filed a police report of the crime, which took place at about 2 a.m. on May 1, and have also posted a copy of their surveillance video on YouTube to alert other neighbors of the vandalism. The couple is aware of about 20 vehicles that have been keyed in their section of Atwater during the past three years, she said.
“Our block has been getting hit with cars getting keyed,” said Lauren. “The more aware everyone is, the better the chance we’ll get this guy off our streets!”