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Tires slashed at West Side apartments for third time

Residents push for more security at complex

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SAN ANTONIO – Residents at the Roselawn Apartments at 3346 Roselawn Road are fed up and frustrated after finding their tires slashed or stolen for a third time in recent months.

"We noticed that there's 11 or 12 cars here," said Victor Dominguez, who missed a day's work due to the vandalism.

"Its childish. They don't understand that we work for what we have," said Albert Herrera, resident.

Residents' hard-earned money went toward buying tires again on Tuesday.

"A gentleman that lives right underneath me, he's 75 or 78 years old, he actually had to sell his car this morning because he said 'You know what, I'm tired of fixing the tires,' said Dominguez.

While residents would ultimately like to see the vandals caught, they hope to see apartment management take action.

"We're not really asking for a police officer or security guard, but maybe more lighting. Some cameras," said Dominguez.

"If it happened again, at least we could see who did it," added Herrera.

A member of the corporate office at Roselawn told KSAT 12 it is important to management that residents feel safe, but he would not answer any additional questions or comment on what kind of security measures are already in place, if any. He did say management is looking into this latest incident.

Meanwhile, tenants like Dominguez are left wondering why the tire slashing continues.

"They get no benefit out of that. No money," he said. "Just a little chip on their shoulders, maybe? A kick out of it? There's no respect anymore."


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