17 cars found with slashed tires in West Springfield


People who live in one West Springfield neighborhood came out of their homes to find 17 cars had been vandalized.

It can really ruin your day to walk outside to find your tires slashed. That’s exactly what happened to residents on City View Avenue near North Boulevard.

West Springfield police took 17 reports of residents waking up and finding their tires had been slashed. 

Kim Burkott told 22News she hopes insurance will cover the unexpected expense. “Because if the vehicle gets broken into, usually your insurance―if you have the right coverage―will pay for it.”

Comprehensive coverage in most auto insurance plans will cover vandalism damage after an investigation. But in most cases, your deductible must be paid first.

Police said the vandal could face felony charges. They hope to obtain home surveillance video to help them catch the person responsible.

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