Neighbors furious after vandal slashes car tires

Posted at 7:18 AM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 11:22:09-04
CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Several residents on Colorado Street in Chula Vista had to alter their transportation plans Thursday morning after they come out to find their tires were slashed. 
Jerry Pena showed 10News the flat tire on his soon-to-be restored 1970 Ranchero. Someone slashed tires on two of his cars. He's one of more than half a dozen neighbors that were randomly hit.
“The words that I used, they're not good to put on television,” Pena said.
Residents believe someone went down the block and poked holes in about 10 cars, possibly using an ice pick.
Martha Estrada said they can't just purchase two tires, they’ll have to buy four - a financial burden they're forced to take on for the truck they rely heavily on.
“My mother used to use that car to take four daughters to their school… and now it's an inconvenience,” Estrada said.
Neighbors called police but so far, no arrests have been made. Pena isn't relying solely on investigators.
He installed a new surveillance camera in hopes vandals will think twice about committing a crime in his neighborhood.
“Why you gonna ruin somebody's tires so they can't get up and go to work?” Pena asked. “I don't know what they get out of it.”
Chula Vista police are investigating the incident.