Vandals Hit Outspoken Mayfair Resident’s Car

Neighbor who has spoken out against tire slashings finds his tires slashed

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    Some sleepless nights for residents in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia as they take turns keeping a watchful eye on parked cars along Aldine and nearby streets. NBC10's Marisa Brahney has the latest Wednesday morning. (Published Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012)

    Another incident of car vandalism early Tuesday in the Mayfair neighborhood where numerous tire slashings have been reported in recent weeks.

    The latest vandalism appears to have just affected a single neighbor.

    Residents Fed Up With Tire Slashings

    [PHI] Residents Fed Up With Tire Slashings
    Residents in Mayfair are fed up and frustrated after more tire slashings. They met with police Tuesday night after vandals struck yet again. Since February, investigators tell us vandals have hit between 35 to 45 cars, slashing and puncturing tires, leaving residents to foot the bill. A $10,000 reward is now being offered. Police are looking for any tips from the public. (Published Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012)

    David Toledo, an outspoken resident of Mayfair, found his car with its tires slashed while parked on the 4000 block of Aldine Street.

    Toledo tells NBC10’s Tim Furlong that he believes he was possibly targeted because he has spoken to the media.

    Reward Money for Tire Slashings Increased

    [PHI] Reward Money for Tire Slashings Increased
    Sunday morning Mayfair residents woke up to more slashed tires. Since November over 60 tires have been slashed. Police have been patrolling the area more, but resident David Toledo says, the cops need to be out at night when the vandalism is occurring. NBC10's Katy Zachry talks to residents about the damage. (Published Monday, Mar 19, 2012)

    "This will be the last time that you're going to get my car because you will get caught," Toledo said. "The $10,000 reward, I don't want the money, all I want is their hands so I can smash them so they can never do it again."

    In the past few months vandals have slashed tires on about five dozen cars along the 4000 blocks of Aldine and Teesdale, according to police.

    "I'm tired of it, I'm afraid someone's going to get killed by the time this is over," said resident Karen Woldsmit after slashings earlier this month.

    Mayfair residents met with police at a local elementary school Tuesday night where they discussed a plan to bring the culprit or culprits to justice.

    "We're looking at all options," said Captain Frank Bachmayer of the Philadelphia Police Department. "The neighbors here are talking about everything from putting out cameras to turning on or off their lights."

    Some residents even stayed up overnight Tuesday into Wednesday to keep an eye on their block.

    A $10,000 reward (including $2,500 for AAA) is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for repeatedly slashing residents’ tires. Anyone with information should contact Philadelphia Police.


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