Over the weekend, a vandal punctured about 44 car tires on two avenues in Queens under cover of darkness, causing thousands of dollars in damage, reports NBC New York.
People living in the Bayside area were furious on the morning of August 7 when they saw flat tires on 42nd and 43rd avenues. They say they've had enough.
So far, there have been no arrests in this case. NYPD officers went door-to-door on August 7 during the day gathering information on any damage. They were looking for potential clues that could lead to the person responsible for the tire puncture.
“It could have happened to my car too, because I park here all the time. Luckily, I parked far outside of this place,” said one man.
One woman says she just had to change her tires for the second time. She said she only got her car back after her tires were slashed in another incident.
“I don't know what to do and where it is safe to park the car now. I bought a tire warranty. So if it happens again, I won't have to pay,” she said. - For two replacements after the vandals, I had to pay $ 1200. I am angry. I really feel in danger.”
Most neighborhood car owners say they don't have garages or other secure parking spaces. Anyone with information about tire cuts is asked to call Crime Enforcement at 1-800-577-TIPS.
Earlier this year, a tire vandal also operated in Manhattan. Surveillance video showed a man cutting at least 40 tires in one area. Other tires were cut at Chelsea a few hours later. It is unclear if the cops thought the same person was behind these actions.