Vandals cause thousands of dollars worth of damage at Brideburg auto yard

- A Brideburg auto yard has thousands of dollars worth of damage after someone vandalized it over the weekend.

The metal fence encircling Final Destination Inc. in Bridesburg looks to be 10-feet tall.  The one behind it is topped with razor wire, but those barriers didn't stop the jaw-dropping work of vandals. They smashed windows, kicked in doors and tossed cement into several dozen cars on the storage lot. 

It happened Saturday night into Sunday in a spree of  vandalism owner Bob Holton thinks went on for hours.

"They came in had a good-old-time vandalizing everything. I don't think the realize the damaged they caused unless that's what they planned on doing," he told FOX 29.

Holton has run his business along North Delaware for two decades. He tows cars for the city, restores others and junks some for parts.

Many of the vehicles were being held for owners to pick-up. The damage is likely to mean a tangle of red tape with insurers. A footprint is clear on the window of a 4-door.  A chunk of cement rested on a white Chevy. Holton says just replacing the windows on his hulking car lift will run $10,000.

"It makes me sick to my stomach but it's not anything make us stop doing this or make us want to stop," son Joe Holton said.

The Holtons are tough Philly stock in a rough-and-tumble business, but they seem tired of what they say are intruders rummaging their property to feed a drug habit and he says disinterested police. 

 Holton told us he called 911 several times, but only received a police response when he called a friend who is a detective. The police department's spokesperson says the 24th. District only has record of one call and the officer sent couldn't find the business. After we called police, an officer arrived to gather information and detectives were on their way.

 

 

 

 

 

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