The BB gun vandalism spree over the weekend in Springfield is generating speculation that the 170 incidents of damage, mostly to cars, is a result of a group of youths driving around randomly shooting out windows for fun. That assessment is probably right but there are still some strange aspects to this story. Why for instance has absolutely no one seen anything? I realize it was late but it was over two nights over a sizeable portion of the city. No one saw anything even after the public was alerted after the first night?
The other strange aspect is the volume. Maybe things are different with the video game generation but I can’t imagine having the endurance for two solid nights of window blasting as a teen. And believe me, I had lots of “fun” with BB guns in my youth. But I can’t imagine not getting bored after the first 10 cars or so and wanting to do something else. This rash of incidents seems very focused and determined, something most bored teenagers out at 3:00 AM are not.