Northeast Philadelphia residents are outraged over the delayed trial of the man accused of slashing their tires.
David Toledo, 45, of Mayfair, is accused of vandalizing dozens of cars on his own block and in the area surrounding his home between January and April of 2012.
Toledo spoke to NBC10 several times after coverage of tire slashings in the area of the 4000 block of Aldine Street -- where he lives -- and surrounding roads began to surface in February. Last April however, he was arrested for the very same crimes he spoke out against. He was charged with 54 counts of criminal mischief and was originally scheduled to go on trial this week. Due to scheduling issues however, his trial won’t start until January of 2014.
“He’s anxious to get into court,” said Toledo’s attorney Bill Brennan. “Unfortunately, I had scheduling issues. I’m on a murder case in a different county.”
Brennan says the judge and prosecutor also had scheduling issues which led to the delayed trial. Several victims of the tire slashings are furious.
“In plain words, it sucks,” said Mike Wagner. “I want to see him in jail.”
“It’s ridiculous,” said Jennifer Griffith. “When are we going to get justice? Hard working people should have an answer.”