ALLENDALE, Mich. — Police are investigating after a video that appears to show a group of people jumping on top of vehicles at an apartment complex near GVSU made the rounds on social media.
The 1 minute and 5 second video, shot by an apartment resident that asked to stay anonymous, appears to show nearly a dozen people running around the parking lot of TRIO Townhomes & Apartments in Allendale, aggressively jumping on top of vehicles.
The video was purportedly taken late Saturday night, into Sunday morning.
“It was the day of our graduation at Grand Valley, and so I was quite sound asleep and heard screaming outside, people stomping, or it sounded like just loud noises,” said recent GVSU grad, and resident of TRIO Townhomes, Cameron Zbikowski.
“They did pretty extensive damage, unfortunately, to several vehicles in the parking lot.”
The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office confirmed to FOX 17 on Tuesday morning that they were investigating the incident, but have not yet identified any suspects.
The incident happened less than a half mile away from another critical incident in the area that evening. Deputies also responded to a report of shots fired near the Canvas Apartments on 48th Ave.
No victims were located when they responded to the report of shots fired. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office said on Tuesday that it is still unknown as to whether or not the two incidents are related.
“At least from what I've noticed over the last several years, and from the text alerts I get from the GVSU alert system, it seems like it's becoming a more and more common issue," Zbikowski told FOX 17 Tuesday afternoon.
Zbikowski, who is also a Veteran, said one of his biggest frustrations with what happened is knowing it could make life harder for students just trying to make ends meet, and who may not have insurance to cover this particular type of damage to their vehicles.
He would like to see more apartment complexes in the area enact more proactive security measures, such as cameras and security gates.
If you have any information about either, you are asked to contact the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office at (616) 738-4000.