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Vandals slash tires in southwest Tucson neighborhood

Vandals slash tires in southwest Tucson neighborhood

CREATED Feb 5, 2012

Web Producer:  Marissa Pasquet
Reporter: Corinne Hautala
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A neighborhood on Tucson’s far southwest side is looking for answers Sunday, after more than half a dozen homeowners had their car tires slashed.

Morgan Millstad is stuck at home for the time being, with two tires on his truck and two more on his 1959 Lincoln slashed by an unknown assailant.

Millstad says "I can understand the truck a little bit, but why would you hurt an old classic car? Why would you take and hurt someone's livelihood to get back and forth to work?"

Morgan's already done research on new tires and tells KGUN9 News it will cost him $800.00 to fix all four flat tires. Millstad has been shopping all around to replace his damaged tires.

Pima County Sheriff’s say at least eight homeowners on multiple streets in the southwest side neighborhood filed similar reports with authorities. Many residents in the neighborhood had tires on multiple cars slashed.

Bryan Serbian checked out the damage to his car Sunday morning and more of the same happened to him, two tires slashed sometime in the middle of Saturday night. "Man, incredible, just every place out here. Just one house after another, someone came along slashing tires," according to Serbian.

Serbian didn't hear anything Saturday night; he says "I was up too, some lady called. She doesn't ever call, but she called me at 2:30 in the morning and I woke up and no, I didn't hear a peep."

Neighbors speculate a teen in the area may have done the damage, but they're all blank as to why it happened, why someone would do this.

Serbian says he wonders why somebody would do that. He says, "unless they owned a tire shop or something? Makes you wonder though… You're going geez."

Serbian says "it wasn't a very good thing to wake up to in the morning. That's for sure."

Anyone with information on who could be responsible for the vandalism is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.