Residents in the northern part of LaRue County will be replacing mailboxes after an early morning vandal damaged or destroyed about 20 of them.
About four boxes were damaged on Shepherdsville Road early Wednesday, said Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.
Some of the boxes were knocked off the post, some were dented, others flattened.
“They must have just been warming up (on Shepherdsville Road) because they took out the rest on Carter Brothers Road and Walter Reed Road,” McCoy said.
A witness heard “what sounded like a .22 rifle when he walked out of his house,” according to McCoy. He later saw a truck driving away.
What he heard was someone battering his mailbox with a bat or pipe.
“It appears they stopped in front of houses, got out (of the truck) and hit the mailboxes,” he said. “They did a lot of damage in a short amount of time.”
More than one person is believed to be involved.
Replacement mailboxes can cost a minimum of $20.
McCoy said the sheriff’s office has a couple of leads and the vandals, if caught, will be prosecuted.
If you have information about the vandalism or if you saw suspicious activity about 5 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, call the sheriff’s office at 358-3120.