- Associated Press - Monday, May 12, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A victim-turned-suspect in a series of tire slashings that plagued a northeast Philadelphia neighborhood has been sentenced to two years of probation.

Forty-six-year-old David Toledo said he was pleased with the sentence he received Monday. He also has been ordered to pay about $920 restitution.

In a mixed verdict, a jury on Feb. 5 found Toledo guilty of 15 counts of criminal mischief and related offenses for slashing tires on more than 50 cars near his home in the city’s Mayfair neighborhood. The jury acquitted him of 45 additional counts.

Defense attorney William Brennan Jr. said his client had to sell his home because of harassment from neighbors.

The outspoken, self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman once claimed he would break the hands of the person slashing tires in his neighborhood.



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