I was driving home from work when at a stop light I imagined someone coming up to my car with a gun with the intent of trying to get me to unlock the door so they could steal the car.
I went on to imagine me pulling out a Type 1 "Cricket"-style phaser and stunning them with it.
This got me thinking that I've never seen a phaser fired though glass. Is this ever shown in an episode? Is a phaser similar enough to a laser that it would be able do do something like this, or would it shatter the glass before continuing on?