FUNKSTOWN -- More than 40 Funkstown residents awoke Friday morning to find they were among those in town who had their tires slashed.
The Washington County Sheriff's Department said calls about the tire slashings started coming in Friday at 5:48 a.m. from residents on East Poplar, West Baltimore, East and West Chestnut, and High streets.
Deputy D.L. Junkins said he believed more town residents would find their tires slashed as the day went on.
Damage was estimated at $100 per tire, Junkins said.
Some vehicles targeted were parked on the street, while others were in driveways.
High Street resident Barbara King said her family had two tires slashed - one on her vehicle and one on her husband's.
"I definitely think it's kids," Funkstown Mayor Robert L. Kline said when told of the tire slashings.
Kline said he is satisfied with the amount of police protection that the town provides despite the overnight crime spree.