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Tire Slashing Victims Still Uneasy

Residents of Mayfair remain vigilant, despite arrest of alleged slasher



    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012)

    Residents in Mayfair remain on edge, despite news that a suspect is behind bars in a recent rash of tire slashings.

    A 21-year old neighborhood man was arrested Monday for some of the incidents.

    Quincy Kramer did not make bail, so he’s still in custody.  Kramer is accused of slitting tires on 9 cars on the 32-hundred and 33-hundred blocks of Cottman Avenue last week. 

    Police tracked him down through tips, after he was spotted on surveillance video. Investigators say they recovered knives and the jacket he wore in the video.

    Neighbors were shocked to learn his identity. Nicole Durringer told NBC10 “When we heard it was him, we were like, wow. No way. He just lives, you know,  2 doors away.”

    Police believe there are other suspects involved in the string of vandalism. They are patrolling day and night.  And residents are helping out by taking turns keeping watch on overnight shifts.

    "It just seems like the more people that are involved, the better chance it is that we catch him” said Karen Woldsmit.