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Melon-choly Newton residents lament drive-by vandalism

Posted by Ralph Ranalli August 6, 2007 10:07 AM


Vandals hurling cantaloupes hit three cars in Newton last week in the Newton Centre area, damaging two of the vehicles, police said.

One Manemet Road resident told police he saw a sedan pass by his house and watched a girl throw a cantalope at his car from outside the sunroof. The melon smashed the back windshield of his car. Police also received a report of a broken tail light on Commonwealth Avenue and found melon and seeds at the scene the same night.

And a Loring Street resident found cantaloupe remains strewn across the hood of his car, which was parked in front of his house. There was no damage, but police said it appeared to have been smashed on the hood of the car.

-- Megan Woolhouse

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