BY MELANIE WADE –
Mena Police Chief Brandon Martin said his officers are searching for clues in a case where several classic cars were vandalized last week. The cars were located in a shop belonging to Kevin Wolfenbarger who discovered the damaged cars on Friday afternoon, December 15, 2017.
Wolfenbarger said he noticed the lock on the door of his shop had been cut and upon entering, he found the destruction. “When I walked in, I saw disaster,” said Wolfenbarger. He found gold spray painted wording and symbols along with broken windows and windshields on a 1968 Firebird and a 1969 Coronet. His 1972 Chevelle had a broken windshield as well.
“Whoever did that went with a set of bolt cutters and a spray can and knew what they were there for,” he added. “There’s no rhyme or reason to it.” Wolfenbarger also said that he, nor his family, has any clue who may have done something so damaging. “I’m just glad I have good insurance on the Firebird,” which had the most damage, also receiving spray paint on the interior of the vehicle.
Curiously, Wolfenbarger said that nothing was stolen from the shop either, which contains tools and an assortment of other items.
A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible. If you have information, contact the Mena Police Department at 479-394-1212.