Knox County man needs help identifying rock throwing vandals

Knox County man needs help identifying rock throwing vandals

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Davy Crockett, owner of an apartment complex on Murray Drive, shared surveillance video showing people throwing rocks at cars in his parking lot. (source: Davy Crockett) Davy Crockett, owner of an apartment complex on Murray Drive, shared surveillance video showing people throwing rocks at cars in his parking lot. (source: Davy Crockett)
Davy Crockett says one of the cars the vandals hit was his own. (source: Davy Crockett) Davy Crockett says one of the cars the vandals hit was his own. (source: Davy Crockett)
The vandals led Davy Crockett to install surveillance cameras around his home. The vandals led Davy Crockett to install surveillance cameras around his home.
Davy Crockett says if he does not get any leads from releasing this video, he is planning on hiring a private investigator to catch the suspects. (source: Davy Crockett) Davy Crockett says if he does not get any leads from releasing this video, he is planning on hiring a private investigator to catch the suspects. (source: Davy Crockett)

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Knox County man is taking the law into his own hands, asking for help in catching several people who are vandalizing his property at an apartment complex on Murray Drive in North Knox County.

The owner of the complex, Davy Crockett, says several people have been throwing rocks into cars in the parking lot.

One of the cars hit was his own. Crockett and his wife also live at the complex.

He has now installed surveillance cameras, and just recently caught several of the suspects in the act.     

Crockett wants the people responsible for damaging three vehicles in the apartment complex parking lot to pay.

"It's my responsibility to protect myself and my tenants," said Crockett. "If things like this is going to happen, then we need to find out why or who."    

The first rock throwing incident happened in June when someone threw a large rock through Crockett's Rav 4 during the night.     

That incident led Crockett to install 11 security cameras all around his property, costing him $2,800.

The surveillance cameras caught the suspects in the act on Sept. 23.

"It was a two-toned truck," said Crockett. "It's probably a Chevy, but it looks like it has a GMC tailgate."    

This time, they broke the window out of a tenant's car and dented a truck.

The vandals have caused thousands of dollars worth of damage.

Crockett has filed a report with the Knox County Sheriff's Office, but hopes someone watching the surveillance video will know who these people are.      

"I don't think it's right when you damage people's property," said Crockett's wife Sharon Crockett. "You should pay for it."

"Turn yourself in," said Davy Crockett. "We are going to get you."

Crockett says if he does not get any leads from releasing this video, he is planning on hiring a private investigator to catch the suspects.

He says he has no idea why they are targeting his apartment complex.

If you have any information on the vandalism, you are asked to contact the Knox County Sheriff's Office at (865) 215-2243.

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