More than 50 cars had their tires slashed last night in the neighborhood, stranding dozens of drivers this morning.
From the Berkeleyside blog:
“This is the biggest tire slashing incident any of us can remember,” said Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sgt Mary Kusmiss, who added that even 25-year police veterans had never seen anything like it.No one's sure of the motive yet. It seems hard to imagine that our friendly neighborhood stop-sign defacers would escalate to hard-core vandalism.
Our street wasn't struck by the attack, and fortunately, I don't rely on a car to get to work. But some Berkeleyside commenters cited the scraggly weeds in this picture as a sign the whole neighborhood is suffering from neglect.
|Photo courtesy of Tracey Taylor/Berkeleyside.|
My God, I shudder to think what they would say about my parkway strip.
(To see my full gallery of stop signs, click here.)