Multiple car tires slashed over the weekend in southwest side neighborhood

At least six people's tires were slashed Saturday night in a southwest side neighborhood off west Rudisill.

Posted: Aug 13, 2018 5:55 PM
Updated: Aug 14, 2018 9:35 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- At least six people's tires were slashed Saturday night in a southwest side neighborhood off west Rudisill.

Chris Bush was among the residents who came outside Saturday to her tire was cut.

"We don't have a garage, so we have to park on the street. A lot of people in the neighborhood do, so we're just kind of hoping it doesn't happen again," Bush said.

Bush said she called police and alerted the rest of the neighborhood.

"Shockingly, no one saw, which is unusual for this neighborhood because someone always sees something," she said.

Most of the damage was done on south Wayne Avenue and Lexington, but a block south, more cars are sitting with spare tires.

Bush said it's a neighborhood where bad things don't normally happen, and everyone knows everyone.

"You can walk three streets away, and you know people. There are a lot of people who walk their dogs early in the morning and late at night, so I really don't know what else we could do," Bush said.

She said she doesn't think it was targeted vandalism, but it's far from child's play. It's expensive, and for now, she has a spare.

"Definitely malicious kind of, I want to say shenanigans, but it's not even shenanigans," she said.

Right now, neighbors aren't sure who would have done this, but one man did say he saw a car in the alley that may be related. A cop living in the area may have also captured something on his surveillance camera.

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