Rash Of Slashed Tires In Bucks County Neighborhood, $2,800 In Damage
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By Todd Quinones
FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (CBS) – Vandals have car owners in a Bucks County neighborhood sleeping with one eye open after hundreds of dollars in damage was done to their vehicles.
With two tires slashed on her Cadillac, single mom Barbara Toth doesn’t know what she’ll do about Christmas as repairs will cost in the hundreds. She tells Eyewitness News she talked to her 14-year-old son about not even putting up a Christmas tree this year.
“I can’t handle it,” said Toth, speaking about her conversation with her child. “(I said) I’m not going to have any money to get anything to put under the tree, do you still want to put one up and he says ‘yeah, mom it doesn’t matter.’”
The really sad part is that Barabara Toth is not alone. Police say seven people in the Breezy Acres Trailer Park had their tires slashed since December 4th. The latest incident was Thursday night.
“To date, I believe the approximate damage totals about twenty eight hundred dollars lost to the victims, averaged at about four hundred a victim,” said Lt. Henry Ward of the Fairless Hill Police.
Police say most of the tires were slashed during the overnight hours and the victims were apparently chosen at random. Some residents have taken to parking their cars on the lawn.
“I like to keep a visual on it, if I hear something, I can come out real quick,” said Fred Merion.
Thought they don’t have suspects, police say this is the work of heartless vandals.
“It appears that most of these families have kids, so they’re really going to impact somebody’s Christmas. It’s a terrible thing to do right now,” said Ward.
If anyone has information on who is responsible for the vandalism, please contact the Falls Township Police Department.