Madera Police search for three suspects caught on video hitting car with a bat


A search is underway for the suspects, caught on camera, who took a bat to a parked car in broad daylight.

This all happened in the back parking lot of a business, Sunday, near Yosemite and C Street, in Madera.

Police need the publics help to identify the suspects.

We spoke with the owner of the car, who asked us not to reveal his identity. He said he’s not sure who these individuals are or why they vandalized his car.

The aftermath of the owner’s car shows damage to the trunk and driver’s side.

“This here, they got the bat they hit it and they kicked it all over on the drivers side,” the victim said.

His car was kicked by a footprint you can still see on the driver door.

The owner said he was serving drinks at his restaurant just hours before the big game. 

He said surveillance video shows it happened in the parking lot directly behind his business.

“Someone just called me and said someone was going at my car with a bat and I ran outside and they were taking off,” he said.

The victim has been a restaurant owner in Madera for nearly 30 years. He said he’s never had any problems, until now.

“I know don’t what was the reason for it, I don’t know no one anything.”

The video released on the Madera Police Facebook page early Monday morning.

Police said it shows what appears to be possibly two young males and a female exiting a silver car, possibly a Cadillac CTS.

It then shows them approaching the victim’s Nissan Altima. One striking it with a bat, the other appears to be kicking the driver’s side door.

“It’s definitely not a random act, it definitely seems like this vehicle and this person were targeted,”

Detective Sgt. Mark Trukki, Madera Police Department, said. 

Something not unusual, police said the female individual appears to be recording the whole thing.

“In this day in age with media, people often like to brag about what they do and the crimes they committed,” Trukki said.

The owner’s upset and still confused as to why this happened. He said he has no clue as to who the suspects could be.

He said he has insurance and is glad no one was hurt.

“I just say God forgive them, whatever,” the car owner said.

Police said they’re looking into the possibility that the suspects may have mistaken the car for a similar one. That’s why they are asking for the publics help.

If anyone knows anything – you’re asked to call Madera Police – Detective Sauceda at 559.675.4244 or 559.675.4220

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