Police searching for tire slasher

RACINE, Ohio (WSAZ) – The Racine Marshal’s Place of work is investigating just after a number of automobile tires ended up slashed, such as three law enforcement cruisers.

“At one particular o’clock I found my tires were being fantastic. At 6 o’clock they’re flat,” stated Middleport Law enforcement Main Mony Wooden.

Wooden was 1 of the victims of the tire slashing. Early Monday morning, he walked out of his house in Racine to his cruiser to go into get the job done, when he found his tires ended up flat.

“When I began it all the lights on the sprint was on, and I recognized my tire gauges was all lit up,” he explained.

He states all four tires experienced been slashed, and when he looked more than at his personal car or truck he states two of those people tires were flat together with his aspect-by-facet tires.

“It price the village $1,000 to have all these new tires set on it. My Jeep and my aspect-by-facet expense me just about $700, so it’s dollars that is coming out of my pocket that I have to commit to get my vehicles replaced,” Wood stated.

He before long identified out he was not the only sufferer. He says the Racine Marshal, who lives a few doorways down, also had his cruiser tires slashed along with a Pomeroy law enforcement auto.

“Some people say any person might have been mad at legislation enforcement any individual says it may possibly be a random act,” Wood said

Several other individuals in the group also woke up Monday early morning with flat tires.

“It’s a genuinely limited-knit neighborhood, so when anything like this takes place you’re like who and why?” claimed Jill Sikorski, the operator of Sikorski’s Spouse and children Restaurant.

Sikorski was not a target, but she’s friends with many who are.

“Hearing this, it is like it could materialize to me. It could materialize to any individual. Folks are wondering what did they do to are entitled to this?” she claimed.

She says it some thing she does not hope to take place in a modest city, and now she see’s her close friends getting to spend a lot of money for new tires.

Not everybody has the income to just go fork out for new tires,” she mentioned. “It’s unhappy to see people out below tearing peoples factors up it is just not truthful.”

Wooden states he hopes a person in the neighborhood starts off talking and they can catch the individual who’s dependable.

“It’s a particular assault on my neighbors and on our neighborhood, and we’re all close friends up there. Everybody gets along effectively, and it is just very unfortunate that this even occurred,” Wooden said.

The Marshal’s Business office is asking people today to critique protection camera footage to see if there is any video clip of the suspect.

They say a car was also stolen Monday morning, and they imagine that particular person is also dependable for slashing the tires.

If you have any information and facts about the incidents, you’re asked to information the Village of Racine Marshal’s place of work on Facebook, or get in touch with the Meigs County 911 center at 740-992-6617 option 5.

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