ENNIS – Residents in the Phillips neighborhood near Jaycee Park in Ennis are asking for the public’s help to solve a vehicle-egging problem that has been going on for about eight months.

Linda Hershey, the neighborhood watch coordinator, said the latest episode was about 3 a.m. Monday when numerous vehicles were damaged. The group is offering a reward for the identification of the perpetrators.

“Where I live, you can’t leave a vehicle on the street,” Hershey said, saying the eggs ruin the vehicle’s paint. “We are looking for a child around 17 years old that drives.”

She said she has contacted local retailers asking them to take down the license number of any young men buying eggs to report to the police.

“We believe it is a younger person who is not working,” she said, saying police provided extra patrols on Saturday so now the problem is occurring on Sunday. “We are a huge residential neighborhood with families and the teens are causing tremendous problems.”

Anyone with information about the egging events or who is responsible should contact the Ennis Police Department dispatch at 972-875-4462.