SILVER LAKE — The owners of several vehicles parked along Golden Gate Avenue near Effie Street have had their tires slashed on recent evenings. That info comes from a man named Kevin, whose own tires were slashed on Wednesday. Kevin, who said he filed a police report, provided details about what’s been going on:
The slashed tires are all along the curb side (not the street side), suggesting the perpetrator is on foot … There were three other vehicles with visibly flat tires on the block this morning around 9:45 a.m. when I discovered my car [had been vandalized]. A neighbor also told me that his tires were slashed the night before but he had them fixed already.
Kevin said this type of vandalism has not happened before in the five years he has lived on the block.
* Update: At least another six vehicles had their tires slashed – or make that punctured – Thursday night and early this morning, according to Niki Smart, whose daughter’s vehicle was damaged. An employe from AAA, which has come out several times to repair the tires, said it appears that an ice pick may have been used to punch a small hole, Smart said.
“Locals have reported their slashed tires to the police, but the police have not added any extra patrols as yet, and the residents are worried as to where they should park their cars because the ice pick [or something similar] leaves the tire ruined,” she said via email.