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Tujunga : 20 Residents Find Their Tires Slashed

October 25, 1995|FRANK WILLIAMS

More than 20 Tujunga residents awoke Tuesday morning to find their tires slashed, police said.

Sgt. Bob Tumas of the Foothill Division said his station received numerous calls from residents whose tires had been cut. There were also complaints of cars being scratched, he said.

Although the slashing was spread out over a few miles, most of the damage was confined to the 10000 block of Tujunga Canyon Boulevard and a few neighboring blocks, police said.

Lou Bautista wasn't happy to find that his tires had been punctured with what looked like a knife.

"I'm pretty mad," Bautista said. "The guys who did this didn't get anything from destroying the property of other people."

Robert Fragale said he will have to spend at least $1,600 to repair the tires on his two trucks and one car.

Fragale, who manages an apartment building in the area, said nearly every car in his building was damaged.

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