Police believe that the resident in Mayfair who was most publicly upset about the neighborhood tire slasher was actually ... the tire slasher. Neighborhood activist David Toledo—who the Inquirer called "arguably the most vocal neighbor in speaking out against the vandalism"—has been arrested on more than 50 counts. Toledo was eminently quotable throughout the crisis, saying things like, “I feel like butchering the one who is doing this" (Toledo is a butcher). He also told NBC 10, "I want to break both his hands so he never does it again." That seems to be a theme in Mayfair: Speaking about Toledo after his arrest, his neighbor Oliver Pagan said, “If I wouldn’t get in trouble, I’d like to break his hands." But police are warning neighbors not to retaliate—or take matters into their own hands.
· In Mayfair, outrage over tire-slashing arrest [Inquirer]
· Vandalism Victims Urged Not to Retaliate [NBC 10]
· Block-watch member slashed dozens of tires, cops say [Daily News]
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