Tires slashed on 9 vehicles in Northwood

NORTHWOOD (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are investigating after tires were slashed on nine vehicles in the Northwood section.

The vandalism was discovered shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Foulkrod Street.

In a news release issued Monday morning, investigators said they have been able to determine that the tires were slashed between midnight and 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Jason Cespedes says his sister's car was among several vehicles vandalized while she celebrated Christmas Eve with family.

"My sister came out to go home and the tires were slashed. Then we noticed all these cars in a row were slashed," he said.

Angelo Cruz got hit twice.

"A Dakota and a Subaru. That's four tires I got to replace," he said.

Residents say they're now spending their day off finding tires after a Christmas surprise they didn't want.

"It's sad to see someone has no heart or feelings and damage someone else's property," said Cespedes.

"Even though the upsetting you can't get upset because it's Christmas," said Cruz.

Police don't have suspects, but grainy surveillance video from a nearby home shows a shadowy figure possibly on a bike moving slowly from car to car.

But the vandals' misdeed is being met with a bit of holiday giving.

After learning about the vandalism on Action News, Bob Everett of 2 Sons Auto Salvage in Southwest Philadelphia called to help those affected.

"If we have your size in our tire supply, we're willing to give you those free of charge. And if we don't have your size, we'll get them for you," Everett said.

If you know anything about the vandalism you are asked to call police.
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