NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Dozens of drivers in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn woke up Tuesday morning to find their tires slashed.
Police said someone went on an early morning spree, slicing tire after tire — sometimes two and three to a car — along Third Avenue.
Police said as many as 30 vehicles were hit sometime after 3 a.m.
“You gotta come out at five o’ clock in the morning, and see your tires slashed, you know, it’s a tough way to start the day,” resident Ryan McCormack said.
Officers have been handing out flyers asking any witnesses to step forward and checking apartment buildings for surveillance video.
State Sen. Marty Golden estimates about $20,000 worth of vandalism.
“This is not only a bad season, bad timing, it’s a crime, it’s a serious, serious crime,” Golden said.
Many residents were concerned that on top of the damage, they would be ticketed because they couldn’t move their disabled vehicles to obey alternate side of the street parking rules.
“That’s what I was worried about the whole day, thinking I was going to get a ticket because I was on the wrong side, but I didn’t,” Christine Byrnes said.
Many drivers put signs on their windshields as a precaution.
Neighbors are hoping the culprits soon see their own wheels of justice.