Strange Car News: A Subaru Hate Crime?
The Subaru Slasher?
It is not unusual to hear news about Tesla’s being targeted by vandals who just really do not like Tesla, Elon Musk and EVs. In fact, there have been several cases where thanks to Tesla’s surround camera system, law breakers have been caught on camera either damaging a Tesla, perpetrating a hate crime, and even catching someone in the act of a BB gun shooting on the highway.
But a Subaru?!
Destined to become dubbed as the work of the “Subaru Slasher,” news and a video recently posted in Richmond, Virginia have police asking for help from the public in identifying a man caught on a doorbell surveillance camera slashing the tire of a Subaru vehicle parked in the streets of Church Hill.
According to the Richmond Police Department, the man wore black gloves, a cap and eyeglasses and is believed to be the perpetrator of at least a dozen senseless Subaru stabbings sometime between this past Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Here is the video released:
The police are asking for anyone with information about this suspect to call First Precinct Detective J. Clark at 804-646-0698 or contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.
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Timothy Boyer is Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily automotive-related news.