- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 47-year-old man who a judge accused of holding his community hostage is heading to prison for trying to puncture tires in his Philadelphia neighborhood.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (https://bit.ly/1Uuj1H2 ) David Toledo was sentenced Monday to three to six years in prison for repeated tire-slashing incidents. A judge ordered him to undergo a mental health examination and anger management.

Prosecutors say Toledo glued nails and screws to mousetraps near parked cars last year. He was caught less than six months after he was given probation for slashing the tires of at least 12 cars.

Toledo apologized and begged in court for Common Pleas Court Judge Edward Wright to spare him prison time. But Wright told him that he’s holding the community hostage and the “court cannot accept that.”

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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