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Santa Monica Surf Shop Argument Ends With Guy Slashing 80 Tires

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An angry man in Santa Monica went on very thorough tire-slashing rampage through Ocean Park neighborhood this weekend.

It started around 3 a.m. on Sunday when the suspect got into an argument with some employees at a surf shop on Main Street called ZJ Boarding House, according to KTLA. He went outside and slashed the tires on an employee's van, but he didn't stop there. He then went next door to the Sea Shore Motel where he was caught on a security camera slashing the tires of cars of about 20 cars in the parking lot, but he didn't stop there either. He turned to the residential area nearby where he continued slashing the tires.

Most of the cars (and SUVs and Priuses) hit were on prime oceanside property on Hart and Hollister avenues. About 80 tires were destroyed altogether, and AAA was very busy the morning after.

No one has been arrested, but Santa Monica Police describe the suspect as a thin white guy, standing about 6 feet tall. He looks like he's around 18 to 24 years old, and he was wearing a hoodie and shorts at the time.