Hardly a day goes by without a news report about a spate of tyres slashing vandalism somewhere in the UK.
Most recently a gang of radical green activists have been targeting the tyres of 4×4 vehicles in the smart suburbs of south Manchester, blaming the owners for contributing to climate change.
But more often than not, it’s just mindless acts of vandalism by kids or sometimes feuding neighbours.
However, when US law enforcement officers arrested a man in Boulder, Colorado, on suspicion of slashing the tyres of nearly 50 vehicles, they were astonished by his explanation for his actions.
Apparently the 31-year-old accused man told the police he was frustrated about his relationship with his mother and then went on to blame radiation from the nearby former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant.
And as if that wasn’t enough he also threw in the fact that his desire to slash tyres stemmed from getting braces fitted in the 1990’s!
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team