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Police arrest suspect in University of Cincinnati tire slashings

Police say he slashed tires on almost 60 cars in one night
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Posted at 5:42 PM, Dec 21, 2021

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Police said they've arrested the man they believe slashed the tires on dozens of cars near the University of Cincinnati.

The attacks happened from late Sunday night into early Monday morning.

Investigators said 32-year-old David Nicholson was arrested on Wednesday. He allegedly slashed tires on almost 60 cars in the ABM Parking Garage on West McMillan Street and the surrounding streets in Clifton Heights, University Heights, and Fairview (CUF). Police say about 37 cars were damaged in the garage, with another 20 damaged in the surrounding area.

Police spotted the alleged slasher on surveillance video. It’s unclear what the motive was at this time.

“This is very upsetting to us,” said Cincinnati Police Captain Adam Hennie. "Crimes like this never occur at a good time, but happening here during Christmas was very frustrating."

Investigators said Nicholson faces criminal damaging and vandalism counts, but there could be more charges added in the future.

Cincinnati Police are asking the public to park in well-lit areas, stay alert and to report any strange behavior by calling 9-1-1 or the police’s non-emergency line, 513-765-1212.