Posted at: 07/24/2012 5:52 PM
| Updated at: 07/24/2012 6:03 PM
By: Mark Mulholland
CAMBRIDGE - It's not new.
Teenagers have been throwing eggs almost as long as chickens have been making them.
It's a prank typically reserved for Halloween time.
But this summer in Cambridge, the eggs have been flying.
The home and car of the police chief came first.
"My wife noticed spotted it. She noticed egg shells in the yard and then came out and saw it all down the siding of our house and on the roof of the patrol car," said George Bell, the Cambridge-Greenwich Police Chief.
Then they egged the car of a Rensselaer County Sheriff's Investigator who lives in Cambridge. The village mayor was next, which had police thinking the vandal was putting his eggs in one basket by targeting police and public servants.
But it wasn't over that easy.
More house and cars were hit. And not just those owned by public servants.
Police say it has happened just about every night for the past week and a half.
"That is a result of a lack of parenting obviously, a lack of control, the parents are not controlling their children," said Richard Walter Young, who moved to the village about five months ago.
Police thought they had a break when surveillance cameras at Cumberland Farms showed a teen buying eggs, but cops say he wouldn't crack.
Still police aren't folding. They're urging residents to be extra cautious and warning the little devils who are doing it that they won't have free range.