Man: Drunk's years-long revenge costs thousands

Posted at 10:13 PM, Jan 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 04:08:29-05

A St. Pete family says they been terrorized for years. It started when a DUI driver crashed in their yard. Ever since, they claim the suspect has vandalized their cars and home, but police still haven't made an arrest.

"It's been thousands and thousands of dollars, along with police reports and everything else involved," said Kyle Cummings.

Over the last three years, Cummings says he's spent too many days and too much money at local body shops.

"Basically, this whole side had paint over it," said Cummings pointing to his now new SUV. "This is the second incident. The other one was $6,500."

Three weeks ago, he woke up to find that same vehicle covered in white paint. While it's the second time he's paid a massive bill for paint splatter on his vehicles, he's also shelled out thousands more for tires, not once, not twice -- but 15 times.

"Seven thousand six hundred and twenty three dollars and thirty one cents, to be exact," said Cummings pointing to a bill.

The worst part is Cummings believes it's the same DUI driver that crashed into his yard three years ago, who he was called to testify against.

"We know who it is for the most part, but they need more to make it stick," said Cummings, who has a stack of police reports.

But so far, the culprits haven't left a shred of evidence revealing who they are. They've even ducked his security cameras mounted on his home.

Cummings' parents have also fallen victim to the suspect. They were forced to repaint two vehicles and fix eight tires.

"It's heartbreaking. They're considering moving after living in their home for 40 years," said Cummings.

A renewed effort by Crimestoppers is offering a $3000 reward, and that has renewed some hope for Cummings. He hopes someone will come forward with information so he can leave this mess behind.