Rock band’s tour bus vandalized in Topeka after pellet shooting


TOPEKA (KSNT) — An American rock band visiting the Topeka area received a less than warm welcome last week when their tour bus was vandalized.

At 4:57 p.m. on May 26, the group Sister Hazel posted photos on Facebook of a window of their tour bus that was allegedly knocked down while they were spending the night in Topeka. The band is on tour right now and had just passed through the area en route to their next stop in Estes Park, Colorado.

No one was hurt as the incident happened while the group was sleeping. However, the group noted on Facebook that it was lucky no one was “in that line of fire” sitting at the table below the window when the “shooter” targeted the bus.

27 News has contacted the Topeka Police Department and Sister Hazel for more information on the incident. While Sister Hazel declined to comment on the event, TPD responded with the official police report stating the vandalism occurred at 1 a.m. May 26 at 914 SW Henderson.

Police responded to the location on a report of vandalism on a bus. A spokesperson for the group said he was on the bus when he heard a loud noise and later discovered that one of the windows had been smashed. While the spokesman said he didn’t hear anything that sounded like a gunshot, he thought it could have been done with a pellet gun.

Officers looked around the area but found no other victims or damage to the vehicle. The band was able to quickly repair the damaged window and moved on to their next touring destination.

To see Sister Hazel’s original Facebook post about the incident, click here.

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