String Of Tire-Slashings In Strawberry Farms Worrying Some Residents
Close to a dozen tires were slashed in the middle of the night in the Strawberry Farms neighborhood in northeast Columbus.
Now, one of the victims tells 10TV it's an unfortunate sign of the season.
The suspect moved up the Strawberry Farms subdivision puncturing tire after tire.
Frustrated phone calls began ringing off the hook for the neighborhood's housing president, Patti Porter.
“So as the HOA president, I started making contacts and I thought I better go outside before I go to work, and yes, my car was involved,” says Porter.
Adding insult to injury, Patti replaced one of her tires several days ago.
She's now heard from 10 victims in the night-time attack.
Resident suspect it happened around 10 o’clock Saturday night.
“Not everyone has $100 to $200, and having to call a tow truck if you don't have a spare and it's very frustrating to come out and find someone vandalized your car. Evidently what they did was walk down the street and randomly ... took out the tire,” Porter recalls.
As residents discover the damage, they're as deflated as their tire. They can't help but notice the trail of tire slashings that leads down the street into Strawberry Farms Park.
Patti and her northeast neighbors say this is the type of crime they saw last spring and they're warning everyone to keep your eyes open.
“I hope who did it has a conscious and comes forward, but if not, please just stop.”
Neighbors say they've also had several cars broken into, and had problems with people using their parking lot for criminal activity. The residents are in the process of setting up neighborhood a surveillance team.
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