Three people were arrested Saturday for vandalizing 39 cars in a South Philadelphia neighborhood.
Three people were arrested over the weekend and charged with vandalizing dozens of cars in a South Philadelphia neighborhood.
Police say Bianca Beck, 23; David Whitfield, 27; and David Baker, 29, are responsible vandalizing 39 parked cars along the 700 and 800 blocks of South 18th and South 19th Streets -- as well as surrounding streets from Bainbridge to Catherine Streets -- early Friday morning.
Tires were slashed on more than 35 cars and at least three cars were keyed, according to police. One neighbor said a gay slur was scrawled on his car.
The three suspects were captured on surveillance video walking in the area around 3:45 a.m. Police say after releasing the video on Friday they received numerous tips which led to the arrests.
"This is a serious crime. It's not the most violent but it's one that cost people money, in some situations money they don't have to spend," Philadelphia Police Lt. John Stanford said during a press conference Saturday night.
Initially police were looking for four people but after an investigation they determined the fourth person seen in the video -- wearing a purple shirt -- had been walking alone and was not with the suspects, according to police.
All three were charged with criminal mischief and related charges.