A wary trend of deflated SUV and pickup tires in the name of protecting the environment seems to have reached Edmonton with one victim calling it “frustration”.
Brandee Rintoul found two tires on her Honda SUV deflated on Sunday along with a note, apparently from “Tire Fire Extinguisher”.
Similar leaflets were found on cars with flat tires in Victoria and Kitchener.
“SUVs are unnecessary and just pure vanity,” the note said. “We are taking actions on our own, because our governments and politicians will not do so.”
Rintoul inflates the tires and says she won’t change vehicles, but will probably install security cameras at her home in the McQueen neighborhood.
Rintoul told CTV News Edmonton: “The vandals don’t know why people choose the car they drive.
“My sister and I do a lot of things together, our two families, on weekends and a lot of other things. So one of the reasons I bought this was because it suits her family well. and mine. So instead of taking two cars to the lake, we took one.”
TIRES SLOW IN MCQUEEN
Dozens of “Tire Extinguisher” deflations have been reported in both Ontario and BC, but an Edmonton Police Department spokesman said he is not aware of any similar behavior in the capital. Alberta dollars.
However, EPS has confirmed that tires on 13 cars were slashed in the Delwood area, northwest of Edmonton on Sunday night, with no reports of any notes being left there.
“I hope I never see you, hope I never catch myself, that’s all I have to say about it,” said Frank Castiglione as he fitted the new rubber to the semi-trailer. load your 4×4.
“If they’re just to let the air out without damage, go ahead, every day. I’ll pump it up every morning, but don’t puncture the side walls.”
The Delwood killings are still under investigation Monday, Sgt. Dan Thames said.
The “Tire Extinguisher” website provides a video of “how” to deal with a tire deflation along with printable notes in several languages.
With files from CTV News Edmonton’s David Ewasuk