Vandals keep egging home of Rio Rancho grandma

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Vandals just won’t quit targeting the home of a disabled, widowed Rio Rancho grandmother.

Linda Zink, who lives along Agua Dulce, is tired of being egged. It’s happened so many times, she’s lost exact count, but guesses the number is near seven.

“It probably started about a year ago,” she said. “However, the last two months, we’ve had like four or five.”

Today, you can still see the residue of the eggs on her home. One of the incidents also left her with a broken window.

“So we had to replace that, which was over $300,” she said.

Zink doesn’t have money to spare for surveillance cameras, but she wants to catch the perps, so she set up the next best thing.

“It’s actually a hunting camera for hunters to track things on trails,” she explained.

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The hunting camera captured this image of the people Zink believes repeatedly egged her home. (Linda Zink)

The camera only captures still images when it’s set off, so when the vandals drove right in front of her house, it snapped a picture.

The image appears to show a young man driving a pickup truck with a person in the bed. Zink believes it’s a 90s model Dodge Ram with an extended cab that;s light in color.

“I do know of some former friends of my granddaughter who do have that exact truck,” she said. “So that gives me an idea, I’m pretty sure I know who it is.”

Her 17-year-old granddaughter lives at the home with her.

Zink filed a police report and gave officers the name of who she suspects did it, but the identity of the vandals hasn’t been confirmed.

Zink just wants the eggers to know that their actions are only costing a widowed, disabled grandma.

“What they don’t realize is that I’m the one getting hurt, I’m the one who has to shell out all this money, not my granddaughter,” she said. “Please stop.”

Zink said the only good thing that’s come out of the eggings is that she’s come to know how nice her neighbors are. They’ve helped her clean up the mess each time.

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