DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – One-by-one, surveillance video shows a man slashing three vehicle’s tires at the Grand Prix Motel in Daytona Beach overnight.
Daytona Beach Shores police said they believe the same person is behind about 40 other vehicles also with slashed tires discovered Wednesday morning.
“It’s very unfortunate there were a lot of people on [the] scene, they’re changing the tire getting spares, tow trucks, it’s horrific to have that happen when you are down on vacation,” Sgt. Jessica Long said.
Daytona Beach Shores police detective Sgt. Jessica Long said vehicles were targeted at seven area hotels and an off-beach parking lot. Owners woke to discover some of their tires had been slashed at The Flamingo Inn, Oceanside Inn, Perry’s Ocean Edge Resort, El Caribe Resort and Hawaiian Inn.
“We started getting calls about people coming out from the hotels having flat tires,” Long said.
On Wednesday, Long provided surveillance video of a man with dark, shoulder-length hair wearing a white shirt and light-colored shorts appearing to stab at three vehicle’s tires at the Grand Prix Motel.
Daytona Beach Shores police are looking to identify the man in the video. Anyone with information is asked to call Daytona Beach police or Crimeline.
Terri Hemlick’s vehicle was targeted and her tire was slashed
“They said that I had a flat tire, come to find out somebody slashed my tire,” Hemlick said. “It’s crazy like how could you do something to somebody like that.”