Dozens of flat tires in apartments at Highland Point in Aurora

AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – Dozens of residents at the Highland Point apartment complex in Aurora woke up on Sunday to find their flat car tires.

“If you walk around you will see tons of flat tires,” said Michelle Lee, a resident with a flat tire.

Lee initially said she didn’t think much about her puncture, but after walking around and talking to the neighbors, she quickly realized that the puncture was not due to a nail but to a intentional act of a vandal.

“When there is damage from vandalism, the warranty doesn’t cover that,” Lee said.

Lee ended up paying almost $ 160 for a new tire after discovering a deep puncture on the side of his tire, similar to several other tires in the parking lot.

Another resident will have to pay even more than that.

“My mom called me and said she was passing by and the truck looked tilted,” said Jose Graciano, who had two flat tires from his truck.

Graciano said he was going to have to pay $ 250 per tire to buy new ones.

“I’m running out of work because I’m stuck here trying to fit tires,” said Graciano.

Aurora police said that Monday afternoon eight victims reported damage to their tires. The report is not yet finalized, so they do not have the exact number of damaged vehicles or any suspicious information.

“It’s just cruel. Why would you do this to someone, especially during the holidays? Find something more useful to do with your time, ”Lee said.

Several neighbors told FOX31 and Channel 2 crews on site that they thought it was a group of teens or children and were asking parents in the area to check in with it. their children.

“Go get a job, find something better to do,” said Michael Ricks, who also had a flat tire.