Vandals leave folks in Guthrie stranded after slashing dozens of tires

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GUTHRIE, Okla. - Like most small towns of about 10,000 people, not much happens after midnight in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

However, that late night peace was shattered Sunday.

"It sounded like a shotgun. I thought somebody had shot a firearm, so I wasn't going outside to look, absolutely not," Gladys Young, a resident, said.

The next day, Young got an unexpected knock on the door from officers with the Guthrie Police Department.

It wasn't a gun, but a knife attack.

"Some insane person decided to go stab a bunch of tires. It's absolutely senseless what they are doing," said Sgt. Jeremy Thorne, with the Guthrie Police Department.

So far, there have already been 16 reports and 31 tires slashed by the vandals.

Police say the vandals have done roughly $5,000 in damage to personal and business vehicles.

For Gladys Young, it's more than money.

"We go back and forth to heart rehab and wherever else we go, so it's very important," she said.

She's relying on her church family to taxi them around while police are looking for any leads.

"We've searched every business in the area. We can't find any video that's available. We are at the mercy of people who saw something," Sgt. Thorne said.

Companion Healthcare is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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