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Hundreds of Tires Slashed in San Pedro

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Around 100 people's car tires were slashed over the night, leaving San Pedro residents with an unhappy morning surprise. It wasn't until people gathered at a local tire store that they all began to figure out what happened. Police are not sure exactly how many people were victimized, but one person is quoted in a Daily Breeze report saying they were "inundated" with calls.

Several neighborhoods were hit, including those near 21st Street between Gaffey Street and Pacific Avenue; Ninth Street and Patton Avenue; Sebastian and Channel streets; and Battery Street and Cabrillo Avenue. "It was all across town, from north to south," said Dan Dixon, who lives near one of the impacted neighborhoods.

The vandals even went an extra step and slashed tires of trucks at the closest towing company forcing people to call over to Long Beach for towing service.