Paintball Attack at Darien Train Station: Vandals Miss Commuters, Vehicles Not So Lucky

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You don’t see this every day (and be thankful for it): Two people at Darien Railroad Station told police they’d been shot at with a paintball gun by someone in a black four-door sedan who was being driven through the parking lot.

The incident occurred at 9:10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5 on the eastbound side of the train station (the side nearest Dunkin Donuts) as the victims, who had just gotten off the train, were walking through the parking lot, headed toward work.

The victims, a 32-year-old Brooklyn man and a 52-year-old man, also from New York City, told police there were at least two people in the car, but they couldn’t give any description of them. When the two pedestrians last saw the car, it was headed down Squab Lane toward Leroy Avenue.

The people were lucky, but the owners of two SUVs parked in the lot were not: Orange paint from the paint balls was found on a Jeep Grand Cherokee and a Volvo XC90. The vehicles were otherwise undamaged.