INWOOD — When Debra Wilkins parked her car on Park Terrace West the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, the last thing she expected was to find the windows of her 2005 Pathfinder smashed the next morning.
But someone broke into her car, which was parked on the winding and dark stretch between Isham and 215th streets, during the early morning, leaving shattered glass inside the vehicle and scattered on the ground.
"Thank god I didn’t come earlier," said the visibly shaken Wilkins as she surveyed the damage. "They could have been here."
Wilkins, who lived in Inwood for more than 10 years, but now lives in New Jersey, didn't notice anything stolen.
"Why would somebody do this?" she said. "This is why I don't want to drive to the city anymore."