Homeowner discovers he’s sixth paintball victim | SummitDaily.com

Homeowner discovers he’s sixth paintball victim

SUMMIT COVE – Add Joel Bitler’s name to the list of paintballed homeowners, and highlight it for extra disappointment.

The Summit Cove resident returned home from a cruise Nov. 23 and discovered a paintball stain on his siding and deck. Bitler cleaned the mess up before reading about the three teens cited for vandalizing four other homes and Summit Cove Elementary Nov. 20.

Bitler said he was shocked to discover the vandalism after a nice vacation, but he was even more disappointed – it’s the fourth time in 12 years his home has been vandalized.

“These kids here have all this opportunity,” Bitler said. “They’re so lucky to be living here, and that’s what they choose to do.”

Bitler filed a report with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, which added the information to that already submitted to the district attorney’s office.

Sheriff’s deputies issued a Summit Cove 16-year-old and two Breckenridge 17-year-olds citations for criminal tampering. One of the teens also possessed drug paraphernalia at the time of his arrest. The Sheriff’s Office did not release their names because they are minors.

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