Police: Dozens of tire-slashings targeted Jewish residents in Lakewood

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Dozens of tires were slashed in Lakewood in what police are calling a bias incident.

They say the suspect only slashed the car tires of Jewish residents.

Authorities say the tire-slashing spree began around 1:40 a.m. Saturday on cars parked in front of homes.

A total of about 57 cars had their tires slashed at the Old Pine Acres section of town, an Orthodox Jewish community.

The non-Jewish residents stepped up to help their neighbors since the victims were unable to call police in the middle of sabbath.

The total cost of damage for the car owners is upwards of $10,000.

Severeal tire repair crews were on hand Sunday to help replace the slashed tires. The neighborhood has started a fund to help families who need help paying for their new tires.

Residents say they still consider their community a "safe neighborhood."

Police are asking anyone with information to call them.

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