A 61-year-old St. Louis man reported that three tires on his vehicle recently were slashed and a note with a mean message was left in the vehicle outside a home on Nicklaus Circle Drive in Eureka. The tires, which were on a 2014 Audi A4, were cut with a sharp object, trash was scattered throughout the car, and a note was left in the vehicle, saying, “You and your dog need to go," Eureka Police reported.
Officers were called at 10:29 a.m. Feb. 22 to the home, where the victim apparently was staying with a relative. The victim said he had gotten into an argument about his dog, a pit bull mix, on Feb. 21 with a neighbor on the street, the report said.
The cost to replace the slashed tires was estimated at $525. The victim told authorities he had bags filled with trash he planned to take to the dump in his vehicle, and that's what was scattered around inside it, according to the report.
As of Feb. 27, officers were trying to contact the neighbor the victim said he had argued with, Capt. David Wilson said.