What to Know
- A woman was seen on surveillance video slashing tires and gashing pain on cars on Staten Island
- Police received seven calls about vandalized cars, but neighbors say at least 15 cars were damaged
- Video from the scene shows the woman taking her time to damage the cars even with several witnesses driving by
Police say they are looking for a woman who was seen on surveillance video vandalizing car after car on Staten Island.
The damage was done Monday night when a woman went up and down the area of Felton Street and Lamberts Lane in Graniteville slashing tires and gashing paint in several cars, according to police.
“You don’t go to eight cars then come here, then she went there,” Marion Longo said. “What a mess.”
Police said they received seven calls about vandalized cars, but residents said there was more damage than that.
“Fifteen cars from here to there,” Jacqueline Ozana said.
Some victims had already replaced their tires, but the scratches on the paint will require another bill.
“It needs to be repainted,” Pietrina Raccuglia said. “Buffed and repainted and whatever else, which I cannot afford right now.”
Video from the scene shows the woman taking her time to damage the cars even with several witnesses driving by. Police are hoping the clear surveillance footage will help them find their suspect.
The damage is estimated in the thousands.
“I got marks here and here,” Raccuglia said. “She went up and down here then she slashed my tire.”