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Police investigating rash of tire slashings in Georgetown

If you parked outside Monday night, you likely had the unpleasant chore of cleaning a little snow off the windshield on Tuesday morning. For about twenty people in Georgetown, though, it got worse.

"My tires got slashed. A couple of my doors got kicked in a little bit," said Haley Midkiff.

Police said sometime after midnight, someone slashed the tires on about twenty cars, most of them near Mulberry Street. Midkiff says, being a college student, it'll be tough to replace those tires.

"It's very unexpected. It's not something that I necessarily plan for. It's not necessarily something that I'm like oh my tired are going to get slashed. I need to prepare for this," she said.

Some of the cars had all four tires slashed, Hailey was thankful only two of hers were destroyed.

"Luckily the damages weren't as bad as I was thinking they would be," Midkiff said.

A few blocks away, along Fairfax Way, police say they got a few more reports of slashed tires.

"You got two very, very similar crimes. The tires that were slashed were all sidewalk side, most of them were sidewalk side or road side. It looks very similar to the same type of activity that took place at the college," said Captain Robert Swanigan of the Georgetown Police.

Because of the monetary damages from that amount of tires, police say whoever did this could be facing felony charges.


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