The Crime: Criminal Mischief
The Victim: Lois Parrott
Location: 11000 block of Yorkmont
Date: Saturday, May 17
Time: 10:30 a.m.

Lois Parrott, a professor of humanities at Richland College and DISD’s former board president, has seen sub-human behavior firsthand.

She says her 2006 Mercedes-Benz recently was vandalized at NorthPark Center, where both of her taillights were broken. Only a month later, she awoke on a Saturday morning and found that both her car and her son’s Honda had been subjected to an “egging” right outside her house.

“My first thought was that I had better hurry up and wash the car because the paint might come off,” Parrott says. “But my husband Bruce had to work on taking off the sunroof and opened up the trunk and hood to get the egg yolk off.”

Both cars covered in eggs were parked in her driveway, and the Honda was even covered by a carport big enough to protect three cars from the elements. Parrott’s car, however, was parked just outside of the covering.

“I filed a report with the police that morning,” Parrott says. “I talked with the police on the phone, and my husband even filed a report.”

The Parrott’s house doesn’t have a garage, but it was never meant to.

“It is an international contemporary house that wasn’t designed for safety but for style,” Parrott says.

The Parrotts have lived on Yorkmont Circle for the past 25 years, and Lois Parrott says that it isn’t the first time the house has been vandalized.

“I think every house on this street has had two or three run-ins with vandals,” Parrott said. “It is such a common occurrence.”        

Dallas Police Cpl. Monreal, who has 12 years of experience, says even without a garage, Parrott can take other protective measures.
“As with any other neighborhood, one of the first things a person can do is put out plenty of lighting and motion detectors that will deter anyone wanting to do damage to vehicles,” Monreal says. “Make sure the bushes aren’t too high [so] individuals won’t hide, and get the neighbors involved.”