- Associated Press - Sunday, November 23, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police say a self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman who was convicted in May of slashing tires has been caught trying to puncture tires on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority vehicle.

Police say 46-year-old David Toledo was caught putting a glue mouse trap with nails protruding from it behind the tire of a SEPTA vehicle about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police arrested Toledo at home Saturday. Online court records don’t list an attorney and Toledo’s home phone isn’t listed.

Toledo is serving two years’ probation after his conviction earlier this year on 15 counts of criminal mischief and related offenses. He was charged with slashing the tires of more than 50 cars, but the jury acquitted him of 45 additional counts.

Toledo once claimed he would break the hands of the person slashing tires in his neighborhood.


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