Vandals use BB gun to shoot up Forsyth County business

- Forsyth County deputies are trying to track down whoever shot up a catering van and several businesses with a BB gun. The store’s owner said the damage to his property caused him thousands to repair.

“The van had broken glass,” Dickey's Barbecue Pit co-owner Chase Wales told FOX 5’s Marissa Mitchell. “We noticed there was between 30-30 dents in the window and van.”

It is not what any store owner would want to see first thing on Monday morning, but it was something Wales had to deal with late last month. Deputies said someone went on a BB gun shooting spree, damaging the van, another business on the property as well as an auto shop just feet away.

“Just driving by we saw other windows busted out,” said Wales. “They were like this happen to you? It happened to me.”

Deputies said they don't have much to go on when it comes to tracking down whoever fired the pellets. Wales hopes to change that.

“We got 72 hours that we are going through,” Wales said showing FOX 5’s Marissa Mitchell surveillance video of from his business.

Wales has been going through his store's surveillance video looking for anything suspicious. So far, he said he hasn't found anything.

While he waits for a break in the case, Wales admits shelling out $4,000 to fix the business’ catering van. The crime also forced him to invest in a backup.

“We picked up a second one because of this incident. This is a family owned operation who would want to come in and damage this and play around with it,” Wales said. “When someone comes and do this they are either ignorant or trying to have a good time and that’s not how it goes in life… just grow up!”

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

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