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Flying tire crashes through fence, damages property in Imperial Beach

Posted at 6:23 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 12:12:06-04

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) - Surveillance cameras captured a bizarre and dangerous accident in the South Bay.

Darell Salondaguit has twelve surveillance cameras posted around his home at the corner of 15th Street and Imperial Beach Boulevard.

He was taking a shower around eleven p.m. Monday when he heard a noise.

"We heard a really big thud and thought it was cats in the backyard," said Salondaguit.

When he woke up Tuesday morning, he discovered his wooden fence, potted plants, and palm tree were severely damaged. When he played back his cameras, he was shocked at what he saw.

"Just a tire flying across from over there, crashing through here," described Salondaguit.

The tire flew off of a car on Imperial Beach Boulevard, rolled across 15th Street and crashed through his fence. The cameras also show a man and a woman, casually step over the damaged fence, pick up the tire and leave.

"They had to come through the yard and get their tire, they didn't bother knocking or anything," said Salondaguit.

He filed a report with the Sheriff's Department and hopes the people responsible will come forward.

"It was like really scary, cause I tend to check the plants at nighttime to see if they're properly watered because we have an automatic watering system. Well, if I was out here, I'd probably be seriously injured, or even dead, cause that thing was going really fast."