Homeowner in Jefferson County searches for culprits who egged her house 3 times this summer

Woman catches teens in action egging her home
Posted at 6:02 PM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 21:37:51-04

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- A Jefferson County homeowner wants to catch the people responsible for egging her home not just once, but three times within the last month-and-a-half.

Gina, who asked we not use her last name fearing she could be targeted by someone else, said her home was first egged on the night of July 4.

"The first time yeah," she said, "you're like, ?gosh, this is a mess we've got to clean it up.'"

That same month, her home was egged again, so she installed surveillance cameras around her home.

Earlier this week, she caught the culprits on camera.

The surveillance footage shows a car passing by the sought Jefferson County home. About a minute later, three people, who appear to be teens, walk up to the home.

A girl points to the house and then you can see two of the teens throw eight eggs at the home. They run off shortly after.

Gina doesn't know why anyone would target her home.

"We don't have any issues with our neighbors, we don't have teenagers that live here," she said.

She has since reported all of the incidents to Jefferson County deputies.

A deputy told Denver7 that although they have had a handful of eggings in the area this summer, in Gina's case, the people specifically target her home and no one else's.

While eggings are usually considered harmless pranks or a joke, Gina isn't laughing.

"It's not a harmless prank," she said, "it damages property -- makes you feel unsafe, makes you feel like a victim and bullied."

Gina now thinks she may have to have a part of her roof replaced.

She's distributed flyers with images of the teens caught on camera to neighbors and is now offering a reward for anyone who can help catch the culprits.

Egging is considered as a form of vandalism and criminal mischief.


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