Sunday, September 14, 2008

Did they just slash those car tires?

Next time I'm calling the police! ...

I've changed the facts a bit for my protection.

There has been considerable vandalism at my apartment complex for months now. Car tires are being slashed, 2 - 4 tires per car. A half dozen cars have been involved so far that I know of. I had a post about this before. The laundry room has been broken into, and money stolen from the machines. The managers at my complex asked the tenants to call the police if they witness any specious actives. In retrospect, I should have.

Last week I saw two teenage boys near a car in the parking lot. It was dusk, dark enough to turn on my car lights. One of them was bent down near a tire, while the other was standing right next to him. As I drove by, I took a look. I didn't get a good look at their faces. The thought of calling the police crossed my mine, but my cell phone was at home. Also what if they were the car owners just working on their car? I would have been embarrassed. When I got home from the store I took a good look, and noticed that three of the car tires were slashed. Did those teenagers just do that? Those tires weren't slashed yesterday.

In retrospect, I should have called the police. From now on I'm taking my cell phone with me wherever I go. It's inexpensive, and unfortunately doesn't have a camera, but at lest I can call the police. Let them check it out.

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Tracy said...

awww man. I do not know why people have to be so destructive. Stay safe Awake.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Tracy,

It was odd because it wasn't pitch dark when it happened. There was still a little light. Plus, I don't live in the bad section of Rochester.

LadyBanana said...

Such a pity they can't find something better to do..

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi LadyBanana,

They must be very angry to do that. It's sad.