JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- Patrick Sweeney moved to the foothills to get away from the city life. He loved the trees that surrounded his home and kept the noise out from the nearby road. That is until he came home from vacation to find about 80 of his trees had been chopped down. "I am frustrated as hell," Sweeney told 7NEWS. "Basically my place was violated. I left thinking I had a secure property, and I come back and (find that) someone walked on my land willy nilly and damaged it, vandalized it."