Tires of 41 cars slashed at downtown Nashville garage

Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – In one night, at least 41 cars’ tires were slashed in the Central Parking-owned garage on Second Avenue South and Commerce Street.

The cars were on multiple levels, and it appears that doing damage to cars was the only motive.

“Now I am kind of like concerned. I want to move my car,” Jessica Williams said.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

Williams parked her car in the downtown parking garage on Tuesday.

“This is my first time hearing about it,” she said. “It sounds very random.”

Metro police said it does appear to be a random act, and they encourage people to be aware and not to park where they see suspicious-looking people.

News 2 called Sp+ Parking, which is the umbrella company for Standard Parking, Central Parking and USA Parking. We are waiting to hear back about the weekend incident.

According to the Sp+ Parking website, the company coordinates with building security to “maintain an active presence and improve safety.”

At least one victim News 2 spoke with said she did not see a security guard on duty.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

People parking downtown also told News 2 they would like to see more parking garages with cameras on the inside.

“I think it would be good idea because a lot of times we do work late and it does make you uncomfortable,” Linda Pierce said. “Like really early in the morning when I get to work around five or six o’clock and its dark.”

Metro police do not have a suspect or suspects’ descriptions for the vandalism on Saturday.

Anyone with information about the tire slashing should call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME. You do not have to give your name and if your information leads to an arrest you could receive a reward.

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