A bicycle officer caught two brothers off guard on an alleged tire-slashing spree.
Grove City Police Officer Jason Davis, who regularly goes out on bike patrols, was riding along Christopher Place and Brinkman Drive when he heard a suspicious noise.
Davis said that he heard the sound of tires being slashed.
“I could hear them,” Davis said. “They had just slashed a tire.”
Davis got off of his bike and followed two men on foot.
“They had no idea I was there,” Davis said. “They were sitting there, smoking cigarettes, actually. They were probably high-fiving over the tires they had just slashed.”
Davis arrested brothers Christopher and Michael Stull and charged them both with criminal damaging.
As many as 10 tires were slashed in the neighborhood. Cheryl Carmean said that she was a victim.
“I was devastated,” Carmean said. “All four rims were on the concrete out here.”
Davis said that when he found the Stulls, one of the men had a large knife.
“Obvious tool that matched up with the damage we found on these tires,” Davis said.
Davis said that he would not have been able to make the arrests if it had not been for his bike.
“The thing about having the bike at night, you’re so quiet. You’re so quick,” Davis said.
Carmean said that she was shocked to hear that the Stulls had been arrested for the tire slashing. The two lived right across the street from her.
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