You may have noticed that the Wallyhood Forums have been temporarily disabled (we’re really, really close to re-opening them, just cleaning up the layout on the new system). In the meantime, folks have used the Comments section of the placeholder page as an impromptu Forum, which tells me that there’s enough of a need for this that I better get on releasing the new system soon.
First, Stephanie wrote:
In the last month, 3 out of us 4 roommates have gotten flat tires. Ironically, the same rear tire and usually a week a part from the previous flat. We have found this to be very suspicious and just too much of a coincidence to believe it’s unintentional. After the 3rd car was found with a flat, we took handling the situation more seriously in filing police reports. This flat tire was also confirmed to have been intentional by the size of the screw and the nature of it’s placement. We have spoken with our immediate neighbors but also just want to warn the community to check your tires before driving and to keep a lookout. Safety first! If you have seen or heard of anything, please let me know!
To which Jon replied:
Stephanie….where do you live? I live a couple blocks from John Stanford school and have had screws in my tires twice in the last year. Did not think that someone had put them their until I read your post…..
I just had a flat tire from a nail or screw two weeks ago. I live on Sunnyside between 45th & 46th.
And Frankie confirmed:
The tire thing is quite real. Our neighbor had all his tires punctured. It’s a local nutcase, IMO. This is his or her hobby.
All very strange.
(Photo by Michael_Lehet)