Investigators are looking for the suspects who vandalized at least 40 new vehicles, including the Acura pictured above, at a Honda of America storage lot overnight Monday. (Photo submitted)
Dozens of new vehicles were vandalized at the local Honda plant earlier this week.
Chief Deputy Tom Morgan with the Union County Sheriff’s Office said at least 40 “brand new Hondas and Acuras” were spray painted and keyed.
Among those damaged were 2021 Honda Accords and 2021 Acura ILXs.
He said the Union County Sheriff’s Office was called to Honda of America, 24500 Honda Parkway, just after 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Morgan said deputies at the scene saw that the vehicles had a variety of damage, including spray paint on the “driver’s side, mirrors, windows” and were “keyed down the side.”
He noted there were no clear messages or words painted on the cars and the damage appears to be random. Photos from the scene show a number of the vehicles have single lines of light-colored paint across one portion of the car.
The vandalized cars were parked in an outdoor storage lot.
Morgan said he is not certain which employees or how many generally have access to the specific lot where the vandalized vehicles were stored.
The Sheriff’s Office is currently working with Genric Security, Morgan said, which has surveillance footage from the crime scene. He said investigators do not yet know how many individuals were involved in the incident.
“We’re still actively investigating,” Morgan said.