It was a tough morning for several people in Roanoke who woke up only to find their vehicles had been vandalized.

“And I know God will take care of it, but I'm still angry, I try not to be but I am,” Nancy Flewelling said.

It's hard for Nancy to understand why anyone would go around vandalizing cars. She's a resident at the rescue mission.

“I live on limited income. I feel bad, I feel bad for the one who lost all four of their tires too, because some of them don't have income,” Nancy said.

The culprit picked its victims in Southeast Roanoke, slashing one tire on some vehicles, to all four on others.

For some it's a test of faith. Roanoke police say multiple cars on several streets were slashed.

Steve Wright lives just feet away from where the vandal struck and says he heard strange hissing noises late last night.

“I walk out the door and looked around I didn't see anybody and I'd go back in and start hearing air again, and I'd come back out and didn't see anyone,” Steve said.

Victims we spoke to say affording the tire replacement is going to be a struggle. But they will continue to press forward.

So far, police say that 30 vehicles were damaged.


12:00 p.m. Tuesday: Roanoke Police are investigating after several cars were vandalized in the Roanoke area.

So far, 14 cars have been found with slashed tires throughout three streets in Southeast Roanoke.

According to a news release, officers got a call in the 400 block of Elm Avenue around 11:00 Monday night and spoke with one of the vehicle owners. When they arrived, they found more vehicles on White Street with tire damage. They received another call at 1:50 a.m. from the 500 block of 4th Street, where they found 10 more vehicles with tire damage.

The incident is still under investigation. If you have any information, call the Roanoke Police Criminal Investigations Bureau at (540) 853-5959.