Dozens of cars vandalized at elderly housing complex
SHREWSBURY, Mass. (WHDH) -- Dozens of cars had their tires slashed at a Shrewsbury elderly housing complex.
Ivy Murphy’s two new front tires were slashed while she was playing bingo.
“They’re sick and I hope they catch them and give them a good penalty,” said Murphy.
Sixteen cars were hit at the complex around 9 p.m. Monday, most had damage to more than one tire.
One car, belonging to a nun, was set on fire.
“The fact that someone would vandalize cars [of] senior citizens living on fixed and low income is just appalling,” said Dennis Osborn, executive director of the housing authority.
Shrewsbury police said another two cars were set on fire less than a mile away at the Green Apartments. On Friday, someone slashed the tires on seven cars there.
“The kid must have been quick. This was all done within 15 minutes,” said Bill Kelly, whose tires were slashed.
People at the elderly housing complex are working to fix the damage. Workers from Pete’s Tires Barn gave away free donut tires to help any way they could.
“It’s probably somebody who is either very angry or sick,” said one woman.
People who have rooms facing the parking lot at the complex said they saw someone suspicious, but they were unable to give police a good description.
Investigators believe all of the incidents are related.