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Narrabundah Tyre Slasher

By Grumpyoldman - 21 March 2010 26

I read in earlier posts of the activities of the South Side or Narrabundah Tyre Slasher. Well he/she or it has struck 4 times in the last two weeks. First two tyres in MacKinlay St, two tyres opposite that house next week, then another two last Saturday 13 March next door to the first house and another two tyres on the last car the very next night.

These cars were parked either on the drive strip between road and footpath or the third car on the nature strip. From reading the history in earlier posts it would seem that this misguided avenger has a thing about cars on nature strips or not properly parked inside property lines.Cars parked in adjoining houses but inside property lines were not touched.

The replacement cost of these 8 tyres was about $1000, a big cost for two pensioners and a student. I can appreciate that it would be almost impossible for police to catch the offender due to the time of night and the intermittent nature of the crimes.

Apparently flats in McMillan Cr near Canberra Ave have been targetted frequently due to the “overflow” parking there.

Any ideas on apprehending this nasty offender?

Grumpyoldman

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Narrabundah Tyre Slasher
el 12:23 pm 22 Mar 10

dvaey said :

Im not sure where youre buying your tyres from, but youre getting ripped off. The most expensive tyres Ive ever bought, were for my ute and were $130 because it needs ‘light truck’ rated tyres. Prior to that I dont think Ive ever paid more than $100 per tyre, mind you Ive only stuck to the usual brands like Goodyear, Bridgestone, Dunlop, etc.

And presumably the cheapest, hardest, poorest performing, bargain basement range of tyres that these brands produce/import by the sounds of things.

$200+ per corner for stock rims on a larger car isn’t unreasonable for something that actually, y’know, provides some level of traction when it rains or under hard braking – for that 1.5+ tonne of steel that you’re solely responsible for controlling.

Thoroughly Smashed 11:21 am 22 Mar 10

dvaey said :

reepy said :

The replacement cost of these 8 tyres was about $1000
That’s an massive underestimate. It might cost that much if you wanted cheap small tires. Try $180-250 each for something half decent or for large/sporty cars.

Im not sure where youre buying your tyres from, but youre getting ripped off. The most expensive tyres Ive ever bought, were for my ute and were $130 because it needs ‘light truck’ rated tyres. Prior to that I dont think Ive ever paid more than $100 per tyre, mind you Ive only stuck to the usual brands like Goodyear, Bridgestone, Dunlop, etc.

So you say you’ve never had to buy tyres for a large and/or sporty car.

Grail 11:07 am 22 Mar 10

Up The Duffy said :

Not all of use can live in the Inner North or South, in a over crowded share house and bike to Acton to work or go to Uni.

My girlfriend and I live in a comfortable four bedroom house in Tuggeranong, and I can still manage to ride to work. Our combined income isn’t as high as yours perhaps, but then on your $150k pa executive salary you’ve already bought into the typical imported Canberran mindset. Go back to Sydney and take your elitism with you.

Disposable 10:50 am 22 Mar 10

youami said :

I am fascinated by this thread but one thing that confuses me is that it is perfectly legal to park on the street unless a sign advises otherwise! So what is the problem? Canberrans have this thing for not parking on the street so when it does happen people freak out. I legitimately parked on a street the other week (Jim Pike Ave) and some moron in a ute came up behind me and held his hand on the horn until I moved!? I mean WTF? It seems the nanny state has struck again.

Why did you move if you knew you weren’t in the wrong?

Pandy 7:54 am 22 Mar 10

This person needs some dental work.

CraigT 7:48 am 22 Mar 10

Yeah, I had my car windows smashed in Kambah once when I was parked on the street. The people I was staying with said “Oh yeah, don’t park on the street, the neighbours get upset”.
Another example of some Canberrans’ bizarre feelings of ownership over the public roads.

dvaey 1:04 am 22 Mar 10

reepy said :

The replacement cost of these 8 tyres was about $1000
That’s an massive underestimate. It might cost that much if you wanted cheap small tires. Try $180-250 each for something half decent or for large/sporty cars.

Im not sure where youre buying your tyres from, but youre getting ripped off. The most expensive tyres Ive ever bought, were for my ute and were $130 because it needs ‘light truck’ rated tyres. Prior to that I dont think Ive ever paid more than $100 per tyre, mind you Ive only stuck to the usual brands like Goodyear, Bridgestone, Dunlop, etc.

youami 9:32 pm 21 Mar 10

I am fascinated by this thread but one thing that confuses me is that it is perfectly legal to park on the street unless a sign advises otherwise! So what is the problem? Canberrans have this thing for not parking on the street so when it does happen people freak out. I legitimately parked on a street the other week (Jim Pike Ave) and some moron in a ute came up behind me and held his hand on the horn until I moved!? I mean WTF? It seems the nanny state has struck again.

reepy 6:20 pm 21 Mar 10

The replacement cost of these 8 tyres was about $1000
That’s an massive underestimate. It might cost that much if you wanted cheap small tires. Try $180-250 each for something half decent or for large/sporty cars.

I hope you get the bastard. My friends and I have had our cars vandalised around Canberra and it sucks.

georgesgenitals 5:52 pm 21 Mar 10

LMR said :

Video survalience is cheap these days, a few hundred bucks and its sorted, no one loses any sleep. the tapes can be given to the cops, or better still, go the public shameing route.

And we can all enjoy the dark, grainy photo of some jerkoff wearing a hooded jumper. Great.

LMR 5:23 pm 21 Mar 10

Video survalience is cheap these days, a few hundred bucks and its sorted, no one loses any sleep. the tapes can be given to the cops, or better still, go the public shameing route.

Up The Duffy 3:22 pm 21 Mar 10

Sounds like the Greens new car reduction program. Soon to be rolled out to all Suburbs.

Not all of use can live in the Inner North or South, in a over crowded share house and bike to Acton to work or go to Uni.

You should be able to smell the the Tyre slasher doing it. I jump to this conclusion because cars inside the property line are untouched.

Danman 1:00 pm 21 Mar 10

Like I said in another thread – Hide in teh bushes and introduce the offender to Mr Louisville Slugger when caught.

Mr Slasher meets Mr Basher.

Piratemonkey 12:07 pm 21 Mar 10

Get together with neighbours park a couple of cars where they are likely to get damaged. Changes the cars every other night and finally operate on a rotating roster of someone watching the cars all night all the time. Surely you will eventually see the basta$d.

Then wake everyone and, well im sure you can think up a fun way to deal with the problem.

Daspuck 10:22 am 21 Mar 10

I’ve had two different workmates of mine who have unfortunately experienced the work of the tyre slasher last year (happened to one girl TWICE). The thing is, when they did move their cars into their designated driveways, it didn’t happen again, thus also bringing them to assumption that it was some sort of angry avenger administering vigilante justice. One of them joked to me that “well..whatever they wanted, it worked because i’ve not parked out on the side of the road since!”

You know what’d be really cool? For the residents of Narrabundah to ALL park their cars on the side of the road outside property lines:) It’d be their way to all unite and fight back and send a strong message out to say “Hey you Tyre Slasher, you will not be bully us!”

Then again, this might backfire somewhat…

Never mind.

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