Nail place up against tire.

Ftown66's picture

Today at around 3pm i just returned home for about a couple of minutes to drop something off. I just came back out and I seen two black addaire students while i was standing in my doorway walk past my house across the street and cross to my side where a little up the block the one bent and picked something up. He proceeded up the street past palmer and tulip where my truck was parked. I watched him crouch down beside my truck then walk off. I din't think nothing of it until I walked to my truck to run somewhere. As i got to my truck i noticed something up against the back passenger wheel. I first thought it was stick or something stuck to it since it was yellowish color, Here it was a 3 inch penny nail point first propped against my tire. If I wouldn't have saw it and backed up it probably would have punctured my tire. A few of my neighbors on the block have had problems with these students going and comming home. We have found are gas lids flipped open and sometimes the caps unscrewed. One kid up the street had his lid bent back where it doesn't close right. This will cost a lot to have repaired. My brother caught one black kid with his mom walking up the street in the morning flipping these open. He said something to them and the mom started cursing him and told him to mind his own business. She also called him a racist. I'm sure if I will report this to the cops they won't do crap. And i thought of reporting it to addaire but I'm sure thats useless unless you can identify the kids. So takes this as a warning. Now i guess i have something else to worry about my truck. At night I have to worry about the crackhead junkie thieves breaking into my tool boxes and now i have to worry about the addaire students.

Pure_Fishtown's picture

I'm glad you saw the nail

I'm glad you saw the nail before you drove off. I would suggest that you DO call Adaire and let the school know that there has been random acts of vandelism on Palmer street by some students. FYI, leave out race until you are asked to give a description; this way no one can call you a racist.

Ftown66's picture

I think i will give addaire

I think i will give addaire a call monday. Do you or anyone else know a number there that I could call tospeak to someone in authority. Thanks

Pure_Fishtown's picture

You could call the

You could call the principal, Mr. McGrowgan. I'm not sure of the spelling.

FISHTOWNMOMMY's picture

yes the phone number

yes the phone number 215/291/4712

FISHTOWNMOMMY's picture

maybe they were from penn

maybe they were from penn tready 215/291/4707 i think

Ftown66's picture

They came down Palmer st.

They came down Palmer st. They had the addaire type uniform. Does penn treaty where the same type of uniform? I'm not sure. I always see the kids going and coming up Palmer so i assume they are Adaire kids. Kids looked about 12,13 years old. But it's hard to tell with kids these days since they are much bigger then kids where when i was little.

swallly's picture

I like that you identify

I like that you identify that they're black as often as possible in your post. My people call them "colored"

tlbtb's picture

my friend just called me

my friend just called me this morning, she lives on east susquehanna. nail in her tire. said it's perfectly stuck in there and is pretty sure it's the same deal. she read the post on here yesterday. sounds like this could be a serious issue that needs to get dealt with ASAP.

rtsaidred's picture

It must be the time for

It must be the time for nails in tires. I don't think mine is the same issue, but yesterday morning I came out to a nail in my tire. (I live in NoYo.) I just happened to look down and noticed my back tire was low. And there, not quite on the sidewall was a big ole nail with some of it still sticking out. Went to Kaz's and they fixed it for almost nothing and I went on my way. Coincidence?

dan's picture

We had a nail in our tire

We had a nail in our tire just over a month ago.

I don't know who put it there, so I can't tell you their ethnicity.

Pure_Fishtown's picture

I think some of the nails

I think some of the nails are from all the construction work going on and the contractors don't care to clean up after themselves. I think there ought to be a law requiring them to make sure all is clean every day. In fact, I saw a magnetic type thing on a pole at Home Depot for exactly this type of work.

Ftown66's picture

Well they are doing major

Well they are doing major construction on the popcorn factory and that work extends on to tulip st. There are plenty of nails and drywall screws laying around. I do pick them up when I see them. But with construction dumpster going in and out almost daily it hard to get them all. Swally the blacks I know prefer black over colored.

NEW KENZO's picture

colored's not the new black?

colored's not the new black?

girlscoutmommy's picture

If they were from adaire

If they were from adaire you should call even if you cant identify them. The principal will get the kids who walk that way and possibly the whole 7th and 8th grades together and warn them to be respectful. He doesnt take this kind of thing lightly. I have problems with Penn Treaty kids, especially when I have seasonal decorations out. During halloween, they got a pumpkin off of my step and threw it into my wall then threw it into my yard where it got all over my dog. And the schools dont have the same uniforms, adaire is white shirt & blue pants, I know Penn treaty is kacky pants At this point I cant remember the shirt color....im thinking blue? Try calling both school if your not sure. I call every time I have a problem.

codergrrl's picture

I know someone who USED to

I know someone who USED to park on Hewson near Gaul.
She got at least ten flats, parked either on Hewson between Belgrade and Gaul, or anywhere along Gaul street.
I don't believe its construction nails. I believe its intenttionally nasty people trying to protect "their" parking spots.

Minor Threat's picture

Every time I see a nail I

Every time I see a nail I pick it up and toss it in the trash... hoping for Karma to smile upon my tires (and the rest of ours)

It sucks that stuff like this is so petty to the cops, because it means a lot to the owner of the vehicle.

Ftown66's picture

On my block there is major

On my block there is major construction on the old popcorn factory so i believe it was just one of those spur of the moment things. i witnessed the kid pick it up and i witnessed him duck beside my vehicle which was up the block. I just got out and went to the house for a couple of minutes so it wasn't there before that and i'm sure it didn't prop itself up when I pulled into the spot. Maybe mythbuster could prove that possible though. I am contantly picking up not just nails and screws but also sharp chunks of metal. One tire on my truck runs about 300 bucks. They are brand new so dishing out another 300 would piss me off right now.

susan's picture

The crackhead junkie thief

The crackhead junkie thief lives across from the park. I KNOW WHO HE IS. Your truck must be prime for him. I caught him stealing from me and so far I haven't heard from the detectives. Every AM he's out in his gray pickup (Jersey tags)going to the scrap yard with his nightly thievin' loot. Watch for him. Good luck with the Adaire deliquents. My Dad ALWAYS said speak to people in a language they will understand..... ;)

Ftown66's picture

susan wrote:The crackhead

susan wrote:

The crackhead junkie thief lives across from the park. I KNOW WHO HE IS. Your truck must be prime for him. I caught him stealing from me and so far I haven't heard from the detectives. Every AM he's out in his gray pickup (Jersey tags)going to the scrap yard with his nightly thievin' loot. Watch for him. Good luck with the Adaire deliquents. My Dad ALWAYS said speak to people in a language they will understand..... ;)

Does he live on earl st near the park? And he has a small pickup? or is he on sepviva? I know 2 junkies that are around there. Both are named ED? If this is one of the guys your talking about I know not to trust these guys.

StayTheSame29's picture

My family had to get a

My family had to get a camera because are neighbor who is a petty contractor likes to throw nails around our cars like it is party confetti. I still don't think he knows we have one because he always gives me house a hard look instead of smiling for the camera.

girlscoutmommy's picture

I think thats kinda unfair

I think thats kinda unfair to label the kids who go to Adaire deliquents. Sure there are quite a few who arent exactly good kids. Ive seen my share of catholic school kids who have done some not so nice things and using not so nice language. Believe it or not most of the kids who go there are very well behaved.

Ftown66's picture

girlscoutmommy wrote:I think

girlscoutmommy wrote:

I think thats kinda unfair to label the kids who go to Adaire deliquents. Sure there are quite a few who arent exactly good kids. Ive seen my share of catholic school kids who have done some not so nice things and using not so nice language. Believe it or not most of the kids who go there are very well behaved.

I think your taking this the wrong way. No one saying all the adaire kids are deliquents. We are just saying the kids who are vandalizing the cars and trucks are. This has nothing to do with catholic schools so i don't even know why that was brought up. Yes there are bad kids everywhere. But these ones happen to go to adaire.

gregsimpson76's picture

Flattening car tires as a

Flattening car tires as a practical joke is both stupid and immature. Unfortunately the police won't do much about it as its not a felony because the cost isn't high enough. I've see my neighbor do something like this before simply because he didn't like us. The best thing to do is keep an eye out for nails around the car tires before driving and hope for the best. Vandals get their kicks out of the weirdest of things.
Narconon Vista Bay

Ftown66's picture

gregsimpson76

gregsimpson76 wrote:

Flattening car tires as a practical joke is both stupid and immature. Unfortunately the police won't do much about it as its not a felony because the cost isn't high enough. I've see my neighbor do something like this before simply because he didn't like us. The best thing to do is keep an eye out for nails around the car tires before driving and hope for the best. Vandals get their kicks out of the weirdest of things.
Narconon Vista Bay

yes i now have a habit of checking everyday before i drive away.

berthagreen08's picture

It really doesn't matter

It really doesn't matter what you chooses to call these children. The fact of the matter is that they are not behaving properly. Where are their parents and why did that mother yell at the man as if he were doing something wrong. The only people that are really wrong are the parents and the kids. A lot of them may even be on drug. If so Narconon Vista Bay is a place that maybe they need to go to in order to figure out what they want for themselves and to take a closer look at what they are doing.

dan's picture

Make sure you read up on

Make sure you read up on Narconon:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narconon