Serial tyre slasher leaves woman fearing chilling message

A woman fears she is being sent a chilling message after her car tyres were slashed for the second time in just over a week.

With no known enemies, the two separate attacks have left Lisa Mazzone fearing for her safety and asking ‘what if I’m next?’

Concerned she is being targeted, the 41-year-old has resorted to carrying a personal alarm after she found four-inch gashes in three of her car tyres on Monday morning.

It’s the second time her Vauxhall Astra has been vandalised while parked outside her flat in Redfern Close, Solihull.

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On Saturday, June 12, Lisa discovered a large tear in one of her back tyres.

She believes the tyre slasher was trying to send her a message as the only tyre not damaged in the second attack was the one that had just been replaced after being slit open a week earlier.

Lisa said: “I’m really concerned. I’ve had no debates with neighbours and no jealous exes, so I don’t understand why anyone would be doing this. I haven’t done anything.

“The first time, I was parked in the little car park at the back of my communal building so I started parking my car at the front, which is about five metres away from my bedroom window.

“When I got up on Monday morning I noticed the driver’s side tyre was slashed. I was about to report it but my gut instinct told me to check the other side first.

“The two front tyres and one of the back tyres had been slashed.

“It’s really worried me. Why slash the other three tyres and leave the one that was slashed last week that I’d just had repaired? It’s like they were trying to send me a message that it was the same person doing it again.

Lisa Mazzone has had to get all four tyres on her car replaced after they were slashed by vandals

“Some nights I go to the 24-hour gym and it makes me scared to even go out because what if someone is targeting me?

“The guy at Kwik Fit said it had been done with a big blade. What if I’m next? I’ve even bought a personal alarm, I’m that afraid.”

Lisa says she opted for part-worn tyres to replace the damaged ones this time, just in case the vandal strikes again.

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Neighbourhood Inspector Angus McPherson, from West Midlands Police, said: “We’ve recorded two crimes of criminal damage in which tyres have been slashed on a car parked in Redfern Close, Solihull.

“I can understand this is distressing for the victim and we’ve been out to speak to her to gather more information and check CCTV and witness evidential opportunities.

“There are lines of enquiry we are looking into and I would urge anyone with information about who might be responsible to get in touch. They can call us on 101, quoting log 1225 from June 21.”

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