Suspected tire slasher arrested

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Monday, June 29, 2015
William Smith is seen in this photo.
William Smith is seen in this photo.
Madera Police Department-KFSN

FRESNO, Calif. -- A man was booked into jail for allegedly slashing the tires of multiple cars in Madera on Sunday.

Madera police say William Smith used a knife to slash four cars' tires near Madera High School North Campus. They say he also threatened someone who confronted him and then ran away from officers.

Williams was later found in a backyard and arrested. He faces charges of vandalism and interfering with an officer.

Investigators say it appears Williams did not know the owners of the vehicles and slashed the tires at random.