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Home surveillance video shows a stolen vehicle crashing into a parked car near Fillmore and Nevada early Sunday morning. The thieves fled, but people say there's been other suspicious activity in that neighborhood recently.

Jessica Hines is the victim, her vehicle adds to Colorado Springs auto-theft stats that have jumped about six percent higher than in 2016. With Hines' car being stolen then maybe totaled on a holiday weekend, she's been playing a waiting game with her insurance company for what to do next.

"This is the second time in Colorado Springs I've had my car stolen," said Hines, "It was a shock, but not a complete shock."

Hines' Hyundai SUV is the second car she's had stolen in the past seven years, it was found a few blocks from her home near 4th and Hancock. The thieves took a hard turn, slamming into a parked car.

"When you walk out in the morning and there's cops there and you have no car it's a very big shock," said Hines.

Jessica and her boyfriend were woken up by police at 4 a.m. Sunday morning. DUI officers questioned the two, asking if they were drunk and left their car since it was so close to home. Police soon realized it was stolen and took the couple to the crash site.

"Luckily someone did have surveillance video," said Hines, "And we were able to obtain that and we were able to see it."

The camera catches what happens as a truck first turns down the street, then Jessica's Hyundai hits the parked car, the truck returns and goes back the opposite way.

"My car had a little problem," said Hines,"Every once in awhile the steering wheel would lock up and I'm thinking she was a little upset she was being drove the way she was and she locked up."

On the Nextdoor app, neighbors near Fillmore and Nevada have mentioned suspicious cars driving by, break-ins and attempted car-jackings recently.

"Looks as though there was just people in our neighborhood that weekend. We were the unfortunate victims," said Hines.

Now Jessica is ready to get cameras around the house and urges people to be aware of suspicious activity and download neighborhood apps to keep in touch with the people around you.

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