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Foreign cars vandal, 2 tires slashed and windows tagged "Buy USA"

WOODHAVEN, Mich. -- It seems the economic conditions and the auto industry crisis is turning some Americans against Americans.

Woodhaven police said four cars, all produced by foreign carmakers, had two tires slashed and "Buy USA" written on them.

Police said three of the cars were parked in a strip mall in Woodhaven that sits next to a Ford stamping plant.

Kim Lebecki's 2009 Toyota Camry was one of the four targeted by the vandal.

"I work very hard to make the payment to drive the car of my choice in the United States and someone else has the audacity to destroy these vehicles," Lebecki said. "It saddens me to think, 'Is this a UAW member who did this?'"

One of incidents was caught on a security tape. A red Ford Escape is seen pulling into a parking space, a middle-aged man can be seen approaching a red foreign car and slashing both tires. The man can also be seen writing a message on the car before leaving.

"We don't have any positive evidence to link a Ford employee with this incident," said Lt. Robert Harabedian, of the Woodhaven Police Department.

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Added: Dec-17-2008 Occurred On: Dec-11-2008
By: beck64
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Tags: car, foreign, tagged, buy usa, vandal, parking lot, caught, tape, cam, cctv, security, surveillance, tire, tyre
Location: Woodhaven, Michigan, United States (load item map)
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