Vandals Slash Tires, Smash Mailboxes During Spree

FORD CITY (KDKA) — Police are looking for leads after vandals went on a spree in Armstrong County.

Kayla Grates says someone hurled a rock through the window of her family’s Fairground Road home in Ford City. The vandals also slashed a dozen tires on four vehicles in her family’s driveway.

“It makes me not even want to have my daughter outside in the yard to play,” Grates said.

The family has already purchased a new mailbox after vandals destroyed their old one over the weekend. They initially thought it had been hit with a baseball bat.

“The neighbor boy down the road went over to get the mail and found firecracker papers all over,” she said. “And so we’re thinking that it was blown up.”

They aren’t the only family dealing with vandalism.

Four tires on a pickup truck were slashed on Spruce Lane in Worthington. On Gellner Lane in Kittanning, several families reported having damage to their mailboxes.

Similar problems were reported on Bunker Hill and Quarry Roads.

Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to call State police or Ford City police.

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  • will g

    if this is the work of senior citizens this may be a interesting story.

  • chance

    Ya’ those pesky seniors. Are you nuts?

  • Keith

    The immaturity of some people. Then you have buffoons who laugh about it…until someone does it to them. Grow up already!

  • Andrea

    People that think this is funny…….I wonder who’s paying their bills? the tax payers! You know if you’re going to make snide comments about vandals in Hicktown, you should at least learn to spell it correctly…..enough said!

  • Eyes Wide Open

    Yes it is a bad thing, but we have to honor other people’s cultures. In Ford City this is known as a right of passage. Most teenage males from 12-17 fueled by ICP music and huffing paint, need to express their anger. As scientists we must understand this and thank God that we don’t live in a town that boring.

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