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Tire Slashing Scam Causes Concern Amongst Easton Community

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EASTON, Md.- Easton police say a man is preying on unsuspected shoppers by slashing their tires and then offering to help change the tires in exchange for money.

"Both occasions occurred between 8 and 10 p.m. and we would ask people to remain vigilant," said Easton Police Lt. Gregory Wright.

Charles Dipasqua of Easton heard about the crimes and is being more cautious.

"It's not good and I hope he is not preying on the young people or the old people who can be gullible," said Dipasqua. "I think its a disgrace and I hope the cops get this fellow."

Others in the community have not heard about the tire slasher but do admit they would fall for his scam.

"I would fall victim if my tires were slashed when I came shopping and had no way of getting home," said Amanda Carpenter of Easton.

An added police presence in shopping malls has been noticed by some who say crime occurs everywhere.

"It's a very nice town but things happen anywhere, I am a little surprised with Easton, but it can happen anywhere," Dipasqua said. 

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