Fukumi Ramen in Citrus Heights vandalized for the second time


CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. (KTXL) — No business wants to be shut down, but Fukumi Japanese Noodle House in Citrus Heights is doing so for the second time in months and hopes this time is only temporary.

“It’s a crazy time right now,” said Fukumi Ramen owner Sybli Song.

In early June, the windows of the Fukumi Japanese Noodle House were smashed.

“I just hope it’s nothing personal and they don’t target us,” Song explained.

This is the second time the restaurant has been vandalized, with one of the windows facing Sunrise Blvd. was broken a few months ago.

Although nothing was taken, Song says it takes nearly $30,000 to repair the damage.

“It won’t be as beautiful as before because we had custom Japanese designs on each window,” she said.

Another business on Sunrise Blvd. in Citrus Heights has also been vandalized in the past month.

FOX40 covered a vandal attack on Mountain Mike’s in May. Surveillance video from inside showed masked people smashing 31 windows and three doors. A few months earlier, the same pizzeria had seen two men break half a dozen windows.

“These are Punjabi owners, there have been a few stores in the up and down Antelope and Sunrise area that have been similarly vandalized,” Mountain Mike manager Evan Swarens said.

Song does not believe his business was the target of a hate crime, but adds that it could have been by homeless people living nearby.

“It’s a shame all along because everyone is going through something. It’s not right to vandalize, but I think it’s an act of violence and with everything that’s going on and we are the victim.

Song said she would step up security around her store and encourage other business owners to file a police report if a crime was committed.

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