Vandal flattens tires of county vehicles

A vandal works in pouring rain early Thursday to puncture the tire of a vehicle on Kaohu Street near the Kalana O Maui building in Wailuku. Officials are asking members of the public to help identify the suspect. Maui County photos
Both driver’s side tires are flattened Thursday after a vandal punctured tires on this and at least 18 other vehicles Thursday morning. Maui County officials said they hope surveillance video will help them identify and arrest the perpetrator.

Wearing rain gear, a vandal punctured the tires of at least 19 vehicles early Thursday, getting captured on surveillance video that county officials hope will lead them to the perpetrator.

Security video shows the vandal pounding something into tires around 5:30 a.m.

“It was pouring rain . . . and this guy is running around in a raincoat and in many cases puncturing all four tires of each vehicle he hit,” said Maui County spokesman Rod Antone. “According to the video he was working quickly while it was still dark out but we’re hoping someone can help police identify him.”

Most of the vehicles were parked on the Kaohu Street side of the parking lot of the Kalana O Maui building, located at 200 S. High St.

Anyone who might have seen suspicious activity is asked to call the Maui Police Department nonemergency number at 244-6400.