Cops: Mayfair Tire Slasher "Just Felt Like Doing Something"

Man accused of slashing 9 tires in Mayfair. Police believe there are other suspects involved in the recent string of vandalism.

By Jackie Gailey and Dan Stamm
|  Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012  |  Updated 4:52 PM EDT
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Quincy Kramer was arrested Monday. Police say he's a suspect in some of the recent tire slashings in Mayfair. According to investigators, Kramer was caught caught on surveillance video approaching a parked car at Cottman and Rowland Avenue. NBC10's Deanna Durante talks to residents about the arrest.

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Quincy Kramer was arrested Monday. Police say he's a suspect in some of the recent tire slashings in Mayfair. According to investigators, Kramer was caught caught on surveillance video approaching a parked car at Cottman and Rowland Avenue. NBC10's Deanna Durante talks to residents about the arrest.

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Philadelphia Police arrested a suspect Monday night they believe is responsible for at least some of the recent tire slashings in the Mayfair section of the city.

Captain Jack McGinnis says Quincy Kramer, 21, is the man caught on surveillance video approaching a parked car at Cottman and Rowland Avenue.

Kramer allegedly slashed nine tires along the 3200 and 3300 blocks of Cottman Thursday night, before casually walking away, according to McGinnis.

McGinnis says Kramer lives in the neighborhood and when asked about a motive, McGinnis replied "He just felt like doing something and went out and did this."

Several tips were received that pointed investigators towards Kramer after the surveillance video aired on television over the weekend, according to investigators.

Knives were recovered along with clothing police believe Kramer was wearing when he was captured on surveillance video, according to investigators.

He was charged Tuesday with multiple counts of criminal mischief and one charge of possessing an instrument of crime. He was being held on $45,000 bail.

Kramer is not the guy, however, who is believed to be behind recent tire slashings on the 4000 block of Aldine and Teesdale Streets, according to authorities.

Detectives say that investigation is ongoing: "We do not believe that he's the lone person doing tire slashings in the northeast. We believe there are multiple people out there doing this," said McGinnis.

The tire slashings began in October. Police say a suspect or suspects have slashed tires on several dozen vehicles in Mayfair, Tacony and Oxford Circle.


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