Vandals Dressed as KISS Wreck Havoc at New Jersey Auto Body Shop
By Radio.com Staff
KISS generally love to brag about their legions of fans who dress up like the face-painted hard rock legends and emulate the band. Here’s an exception: WCBS-FM reports that four men — wearing masks resembling makeup worn by KISS guitarist Paul Stanley — walked onto the lot of a Saddle Brook auto body shop on March 14 and caused an estimated $40,000 worth of damage on over two dozen cars during a 20-minute vandalism rampage. The destruction was caught on video surveillance cameras — provided by SB Maaco Auto Body Shop on North Fifth Street and released by police last Thursday, March 13 — showing several clues left behind.
“We definitely have some direct evidence related to the crime scene,” said Saddle Brook Deputy Police Chief Robert White. “I believe it’s only a matter of time before they are apprehended.”
In addition to the surveillance video, there is plenty of evidence being used by police: fingerprints from a shovel used and dropped by nearby railroad tracks headed toward Garfield; fingerprints from two cars (the suspects do not appear to be wearing gloves); one man was wearing an elbow cast; and one suspect was wearing a New York Rangers hockey jersey — that of former captain Brian Leetch.
Here is CBS New York‘s report on the incident.