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Durango retailer Silk Sparrow’s window shatters

Witness says no one around when it happened Saturday morning

A glass storefront window at the Silk Sparrow clothing retailer shattered Saturday morning, either from a Snowdown alien intervention, or possibly a mannequin in the store falling against the glass.

The shop is at Eighth Street and Main Avenue. Silk Sparrow owner Sarah Rousseau said an employee at the Downtown Welcome Center across the street witnessed the glass breaking around 9 a.m. and did not see anyone near the store at that time.

The employee could not be reached for comment.

“This morning I just got a call that someone at the Welcome Center witnessed it, and she said no one was around,” Rousseau said. “We don’t know how it happened. It’s thick glass.”

Rousseau said she would not have an estimate on the damage until Monday.

Plastic was taped over the window as a temporary fix Saturday afternoon, but the window will be boarded up before the store closes. Replacement glass will be shipped from Albuquerque and will arrive in three weeks, Rousseau said.

Rousseau said the store’s window was broken once before about a year ago, when an intoxicated man punched through it.

“I hope the building (owner) pays for this,” she said. “They did last time. It’s Snowdown. You never know what’s going to happen.”

Durango Police said the incident is under investigation and there are no suspects.

“We’ll check video surveillance, but we have no suspects,” Cpl. Juan Gallegos said. “We did not receive calls of any disturbances near there this morning.”


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