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Tires slashed on dozens of Raleigh cars

Posted November 27, 2015

— Raleigh Police are looking for a vandal who slashed tires on almost three dozen cars on Thanksgiving Day in apartment parking lots near Gorman Street and Avent Ferry Road.

Residents of Kensington Park and Gorman Crossings woke Friday to find they were stranded, and the calls to police continued to pile up through the day.

"I was kind of shocked," said Roxie Jin. "I'm really sorry because I wanted to go shopping today."

Jin just put new tires on her Honda in September, only to find them marred by inch-long puncture marks Friday morning.

Axel Gonzalez was among the lucky ones. He car was skipped, but he was still worried. "This is the first time we've seen this sort of action here, so we don't know what to do now," he said.

Raleigh police said they believe the acts are random vandalism.

Trinity Property Management, which manages both of the apartment communities, said they do not have surveillance video that could help in the investigation.

Police asked that any Raleigh residents with information about the attacks call police.


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  • Keelay Fallcanbah Nov 28, 2015
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    Find them, string them up in downtown Raleigh. SKIN THEM ALIVE, then sell public attendance tickets and give the proceeds to medical research charity. You remove a subhuman specimen, and you help a good cause.

  • Hamilton Bean Nov 27, 2015
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    Wang to bet this was done in sympathy for the miscreants in Chicago???

  • Chris Weaver Nov 27, 2015
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    What deacal on the glass? Conservative or liberal? Same ship... just not Carrboro or Chapel Hill.

  • Rob Dunham Nov 27, 2015
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    Let a cop take them out and the protest begins. Punks are punks and we need to instead of blaming police need to take a look at how children are being brought up these days.

  • Tim Bullock Nov 27, 2015
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    Well said.

  • Rebecca Caldwell Nov 27, 2015
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    I hope whoever did this is very proud of themselves. I don't understand why people can't just do the right thing. Going out of their way to damage random strangers' property for no motive other than being aa-holes... that's about as trashy as it gets. They don't care if someone has cancer, or their child just died - just hurting whoever is in their path. Society would be better off without these wastes of human flesh.