Vandals slash 28 tires at Atascadero car dealership

June 14, 2017

Workers arrived at an Atascadero car dealership Sunday morning to find a total of 28 tires slashed on 14 vehicles. The car dealership says the suspects have been identified, but it is unclear if Atascadero police have made any arrests.

Justin Hendrix, the owner of Triple 7 Auto Sales, said three teens under the age of 18 took part in the incident, which occurred around 9 p.m. on Saturday. A post on the car dealership’s Facebook page says the suspects are a 7th grade girl and two 9th grade boys, all of whom are locals.

Police have yet to confirm Hendrix’s account, but the car dealership owner says he has surveillance footage from his family’s business, Triple 7 Auctions, which is located across the street. Surveillance footage shows the teens arrived at the dealership, damaged the cars, left and then came back and caused more damage.

Additionally, a Chevy Cavalier that was parked north of the dealership was also found with two flat tires that appeared to be slashed. Police have not said whether the two incidents are related.

The cars that were vandalized at Triple 7 Auto Sales were insured. The damage totaled $7,000 to $8,000. It could take a week for all of the damaged cars to be back up for sale.

Police said the incident at the car dealership amounts to felony vandalism.







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5 Comments

  1. SLOBIRD says:

    These kids should be put in a work program for the whole summer, 5 days a week, 8-5, doing volunteer work, They should not be allowed to have phones or any social media or connect with each other.

    I was in Ross last week and there was a woman there with two 10-15 year old boys who were loud, rude, crude, disruptive and acting like idiots. What was Mom doing? She was on her phone as these demon kids tugged, pulled, laughed at her and did everything they could to disrupt other people shopping including trying on women’s clothes, walking around with one store tennis shoe on their foot and dragging the other, etc. These were not little kids but pre-teens that should have been taught better by now. When I got in line they were in line ahead of me still misbehaving and I had to leave the store. My thought was for their teachers this year who are celebrating not to have to deal with these demon kids next year. Our future generation, thanks Mom!

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    • almostgone says:

      They should work for triple 7 doing every dirty job there is.If it is not paid off by the end of summer then work after school till it is.

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  2. Snoid says:

    Recon them and Paso’s Mullarkey dodge,ram, jeep, junk, taint so luck with their everything is XX, 777 thousand dollars.

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  3. The Identarian says:

    Their parents will be very happy to get that news.

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  4. TaxMeAgain says:

    https://youtu.be/I8K7FXKcgqI

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