Home of elderly couple repeatedly targeted by vandals throwing eggs and rocks – NBC Chicago

The Castillos have lived in their Calumet City home for 35 years, but the couple never had a problem until last year when a group of teenagers started targeting their home with random projectiles.

“I was sitting here one day and they even pushed me,” Ernesto Castillo said. “They pushed our house several times. They even take pictures. I’m fed up – I’m shaking – I don’t know what to do.”

Both 70 and retired, the couple say things have gotten worse recently this year. This includes Saturday, when someone threw a large rock through a window in his house, damaging a TV.

“It would be different if I did something to them, but no, I didn’t and we don’t deserve this at all,” Josephine Castillo said.

Ernesto recently underwent a kidney transplant and Josephine is on oxygen and dialysis. Their son installed new video cameras in an effort to identify suspects in the case.

Calumet City Police say they received a call around 5:15 p.m. on July 17 about damage to a south window of a home in the 600 block of Buffalo. The Department says it has increased patrols in the area and the incidents are still being investigated.

The hope is to get a clear picture of the faces to help the police.

“We want to know why this is happening,” said their son Patrick Castillo.

Ernesto Castillo says he doesn’t want the teenagers arrested, but he would like them or their parents to pay for the damage to his house.

NBC Chicago

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