$500 Hoboken headache
Hoboken resident Theresa and her soon-to-be husband had a window on their brand new car smashed this past weekend. She shares her thoughts below. If you think you saw this incident and can provide tangible information, you can call the Hoboken Police at (201)420-2100.
Car window smashed on 2nd St. for no reason
“Over the weekend our car back window was smashed to pieces sometime between 9pm Friday and 9pm Saturday. I know this is kind of a stretch but I was wondering if you could spread the word and see if anyone seen or heard anything.
It was parked on 2nd St. between Garden and Park on the north side of the street a spot away from the entrance of the small surface lot on the corner of Park and 2nd.
A little background information on my fiancé and I:
We are both very hard working and honest people. We can’t even imagine what would go on in someone’s head to even think to smash someone’s window in at any time, let alone the holidays. We actually had a problem on the same block a couple of months ago when someone smashed in the side view mirror on his former car (on the sidewalk side). At the time we just brushed it off and said “Oh well 2 years living in Hoboken and this is the only thing that happens, I guess we can just fix it.”
We recently downsized from two cars and I was really excited because this is the first time I’ve had a new car. Our insurance covers it but we have a $500 deductible and since it’s a 2011 so no one has the window in stock, so it can’t be fixed until possibly after the long weekend, so on top of that we have to rent a car to get to our families for the holidays. We both are paying off our large student debts and trying to save for a wedding which we will be paying entirely ourselves, so you can see how this is a pretty big hit for us. If anyone has anything information that might help us find out whoever did this that would be such a relief for us. We have a really loud alarm so I find it hard that no one seen or heard anything (with the Village Pourhouse opening there has been constant foot/car traffic along Park until well after the bar closes).
I don’t want to sound spoiled complaining I have to pay to fix my brand new car, because I have really worked hard for this and $500 at this time is a really large hit. I know it could be worse (hey, some people can’t afford the basics let alone a car), but its just really upsetting working so hard to get something and having some idiot ruin it. I would also like to add that nothing was stolen, including the gps in our glove box (that was basically the only thing we had in the car besides an emergency kit in the trunk) and there was no evidence of what was used to break it left behind.