I recently moved to Canberra – to Narrabundah actually…and within 1 week of being here I experienced the night slasher!
Who or what is the night slasher? you might ask…. Apparently, for the last 10 years or so there is a man who regularly sticks a blade into car tyres – if you are parked on the street……he does it in such a way that it can not be patched and must be replaced…
Initally I thought I had a slow leak (perhaps I had driven over nail!), so I took it to be replaced, then the next day; another slow leak – the tyre repair shop told me that this looked malicious. I really didn’t believe them – then this morning I woke to find another slashed tyre!
So after having to replace 3 tyres due to the night slasher in 1 week, I decided to call the Police. My report was logged, and I was told that there was really nothing that could be done about it. I was also told by the policeman that “I wouldn’t live in Narrabundah – it has a real problem with crime!”. Great!… I thought as I have just signed a 12 month lease…
So I thought I would do the neighbourly thing and speak to our new neighbours about this ‘night slasher’ problem. Well it appears that they too have been struck my the ‘night slasher’ -approximately 6 times (including having all 4 tyres slashed in 1 night). We also discovered that almost everyone on our street and the few streets neighbouring have also experienced the night slasher..
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So why, if this has been a known problem within the community, have the Police done absolutely nothing about this??? Surely the police can see the greater issue here. All it would take is for someone to go for a long drive, with a slow leak and a weakend side wall of a tyre; have their tyre give out and veer into another car. Would this constitute man slaughter if some one was killed?
Have you experienced the night slasher too?
A very annoyed new Canberra resident!