BC student blames auto vandalism on whistle-blowing

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A Bakersfield College student is accusing students of targeting her for blowing the whistle on her classmates, after her car was vandalized Friday morning.

Daniela Miramontes woke up early Friday morning to find the damage to her Mitsubishi Montero.

The car was covered in what she described as "Vaseline, flour, black paint and eggs."

Other cars parked on the street in her southwest Bakersfield neighborhood were left untouched.

It was a surprise for Miramontes, but nothing newthis is the third vandalism she's reported since December.

"This time, there weren't any windows broken, luckily," Miramontes said.

Bakersfield Police collected evidence and filed a report, but they don't have many leads.

"There's no evidence left behind, that's actionable, that's usable, so it will be a tough investigation," said Bakersfield Police Sergeant Joe Grubbs.

In December, Bakersfield College removed 10 students from student government positions after they were accused of drinking alcohol and using drugs at a conference in Monterey.

Miramontes says she was the one who reported it to the school administration.

She thinks that's causing some of her classmates to retaliate.

"I believe that people are angry and I did something ethical, and because of that I'm being punished now," Miramontes said.

Bakersfield College officials are investigating the vandalism, but in the meantime are working to protect Miramontes from future threats.

"The main thing is that Bakersfield College is really concerned about this student's safety and that's one of the main things that's important to us," said Amber Chiang with Bakersfield College, "so we're going to continue to look into this situation."