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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.
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.
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.
"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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