Man caught on tape slashing tires of 19 Maui County vehicles
Dec. 22, 2017
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Someone slashed the tires of at least 19 county vehicles, Maui officials said.
Security video caught the man slashing the tires on Thursday in the parking lot of the Kalana O Maui County building.
Maui County Communication Director Rod Antone said it was pouring rain as the man ran around in a raincoat puncturing tires.
"We've never seen anything like this before where someone hit so many vehicles all at once," Antone said. "Whoever he is, he was motivated. Some of the vehicles, a lot of vehicles he hit, he punctured all four tires."
Officials patched the tires they could, but will need to replace others.
"I don't think we had enough replacement tires," Antone said. "Some of them, we put patches, so the ones that had to get out there and out on the road, they got them up and going."
Antone said it could cost anywhere between $75 and $200 to replace each tire.
The vehicles belong to different departments, such as the Prosecuting Attorney, Public Works, Water Supply, and Maui Emergency Management Agency.
The suspect remains at large.