Vandals damage 20 cars at Bradenton apartment complex

By Fallon Silcox, Reporter
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 20, 2017

More than a dozen people had their tires flattened overnight at a Bradenton apartment complex.

  • Vandals damage 20 cars at Bradenton apartment complex, flattening tires
  • Deputies called to ParkCrest Apartments at 5725 1st Ave East
  • Investigators asking for help in case 

Manatee County Sheriff's deputies were called to the ParkCrest Landings Apartments at 5725 1st Ave East early Wednesday. Deputies found 20 vehicles with flat tires. 

Deputies said the vandal or vandals went through the parking lot randomly damaging vehicles. Investigators said there were no vehicles broken into, just flat tires. 

"It’s so frustrating," said resident Stefanie Anderson, whose tire was damaged. "Why would somebody do this? Because now I’m going to be late for work or not be able to go to work, I’m going to have to get a spare tire, a new tire, I mean what, people don’t have anything better to do? It’s ridiculous." 

The case remains under investigation.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information in this case to call them at (941) 747-3011.