Acid Poured on 56 Cars in South Philly

Acid was poured on both driver and passenger sides of cars early Tuesday morning

Almost five dozen cars were vandalized overnight Tuesday with a type of acid, Philadelphia Police said.

The vandalism happened around 3 a.m. leaving resident with a rude awakening Tuesday morning as they found that dozens of cars on the 200 and 300-blocks of Jackson and Wolf Streets in South Philadelphia were damaged.

Paint-rotting acid was dispensed on driver and passenger sides of each car by two teens or young men believed to be using squeeze bottles out the side of a car, cops said.

The vandals were brazen considering that a police van was parked on one corner, said police.

Police had no suspects or motive as of Tuesday night.

They were however focusing on two white teens or young men -- the driver in a light-colored hoodie -- who were caught on surveillance tape driving a smaller black four-door car with a lighter-colored hood, police said.

Cops did rule out a theory by local residents that the defacement was somehow related to last week's murder of Anthony DeMarco -- the 20-year-old was killed in the neighborhood.

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