Vandals Smash Out Windows Of Portland Businesses During Coronavirus Shutdown

Holly Matkin

"I'm very worried about looting," Portland business owner Ramzy Hattar told KPTV.

Portland, OR – Vandals smashed out windows of several businesses that had been closed up due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Police deployed a K9 team to search for the suspects who hurled rocks through the windows of multiples businesses in the Pearl District of Portland over the weekend, KATU reported.

At least seven businesses were damaged during the vandalism spree.

Efforts to identify and apprehend the suspects have not been successful so far, KATU reported.

On Monday, several business owners in the area of Glisan and Northwest 13th Avenue opted to board up their buildings to try to deter vandals from targeting them, KPTV reported.

Among them were Filson, the River Pig Saloon, and KEEN.

River Pig Saloon owner Ramzy Hattar said that he decided to take extra precautions after the recent nearby vandalisms.

“I'm very worried about looting. I'm worried about a lot of things,” Hattar told KPTV. “Looting is definitely in the front of my mind right now. Especially because it happened next door.”

“We're two to three days into this closure,” he added. “I can only image what's going to happen in a month or two months into it."

Michael Chown, who works in the Pearl District, said it is frightening to see what is happening to the area as people hunker down in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

"It's scary honestly. Just driving down the street, no one is walking around, no one's working, no one's outside," Chown told KPTV.

Comments (20)
Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

FKING KNAUGHTZIE PUKE mayor ?? TED WHEELER SPONSORS , ENCOURAGES AND SUPPORT THIS COWARDLY FILTH. HIS HOUSE SHOULD BE DESTROYED ON A PER SQUARE INCH BASIS TO EQUAL DAMAGE DONE BY Oregon's GENDER CONFUSED IGNORANT governor ??
Owners should hole up inside at nite with a 12 guage.

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Debluvsanimals
Debluvsanimals

That's what you get with your sanctuary Antifa liberal communist loving politicians in Oregon!! How you liking it now?

Ekc58
Ekc58

It's Portland. Enough said.

XIHP308
XIHP308

Some people ask why the increase in gun sales, here's your answer.

Wolfman2253
Wolfman2253

Well you reap what sow...now reap the whirlwind Portland....

hoss377
hoss377

And coming out of Portland this is a surprise?

Gramercy
Gramercy

I thought we politely asked criminals to "hold off" during the virus...and not rob, steal or do damage. Did we not? Did this polite request possibly fall on DEAF EARS!!!

NFPD103
NFPD103

The work of ANTIFA ? sure fits the way they operate

365
365

You can bet on it.

JCRPI
JCRPI

Portland. What did you expect?

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

As old man Daley said years ago about the looting in Chicago " SHOOT TO KILL ". Now that was a MAYOR !!!!!

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

SAVAGES, BOTH BLACK & WHITE. Shoot to KILL ON SIGHT !!!!!

Zcamaro
Zcamaro

Vandals and looters need to be shot on sight. No questions asked. This practice would have been done back in the old days.

nuccten
nuccten

A friend who lives in lower Manhattan told me the homeless, crazies, and drug addicts, are getting even more aggressive. In Portland I assume they're looking for stuff to steal and sell.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Oregon, just northern Commiefornia.....let it burn!! Take Washington with you also.

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

Need to hire some roof Koreans...

Armed Citizen
Armed Citizen

Martial law.


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