Drivers Find Their Tires Slashed In Morrisania

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — For a fifth straight day, some motorists in the Bronx woke up to find their tires had been slashed.

Ten drivers in the Morrisania section of the borough were stranded Wednesday after finding all four tires on their vehicles flat.

1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reports

“My windows have been broken before, but not my tires. This is bad.  It makes us get to work late,” said Yaritza Rosario, who found her Ford Equinox vandalized.

Tire slashers have been targeting dozens of cars over the past five days near Trinity and Westchester avenues in Mott Haven and on other streets in Morrisania.

The vandalism is leaving many drivers frustrated. It’s also costing them big bucks.

“One tire costs $300 each,” Jose Ogeda said. “So we’ve lost already $1,200.”

“I’m infuriated. I’m infuriated…$638 it cost me to replace my tires,” Caryn Smalls said.

Police said they don’t know the exact number of victims but Smalls does.

“From Saturday to today, the tow truck driver informed me that he had towed away more than a hundred cars with slashed tires,” she said.

Anthony Ferrera came to a Community Board meeting Wednesday night after he too was a victim.

“It hurts. Don’t really have the money to spare for tires that often, you know?” Ferrera told CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey.

No arrests have been made, but police said they will be increasing patrols in the area with both uniformed and plain-clothes officers.

“Moving our crimes teams a little bit later, moving our condition teams a little bit later to have more of a presence out there in the street,” explained NYPD Capt. Phillip Rivera.

As a neighborhood watch sign was being put up, Smalls took her car to a garage with the same question every other victim has: “My question is why? What is it about us?”

Please leave a comment below…

  • Jay

    My guess is a local tire shop is doing bad on business so they decide to slash tires…This has happened in Brooklyn before. Drivers have nowhere else to go, they cant drive far with flat tires- the easiest option would be to go to the closest guys.

  • Carlos Slim e

    Send the bills to Carlos Slim. After all, he’s the Richest Man on this planet, bar none. Carlos Slim should be creating JOBS for all of his people, instead of hoarding his billions and trillions. Why are they competing with us for jobs?

  • Charlie Sheen

    They are all P R ‘s up there, they should have no trouble stealing new ones

  • Real Dan Te

    One tire costs $300 each…..was it made from gold?

    • Where are the Hoopties?

      Did you see the cars they were parking in the housing project lots? I thought the projects were supposed to be a temporary residence for people down on their luck and in need of assistance. Cadillac, Lexus, Acura and BMW’s! Are they kidding. I feel bad for the people who are driving junkers just trying to get by, but these other folks with the expensive cars, tough crap.


    Evil Nazis did this.

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  • pugphan

    A few years ago on successive months, in the middle of the night, the side window on our new van was broken. We filed a report but nothing ever happened. It was a waste of my time.But, this sounds like a promotion for a tire dealer. smokersodysseycom

  • Michael H.

    The Equinox is a Chevrolet, not a Ford. Top notch reporting from CBS, once again.

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