Tempe, AZ (The Weekly Vice) - Ashton Powers, a 24-year-old Arizona man, was jailed last Tuesday after he allegedly slashed the tire of a police cruiser while an officer was still sitting inside it.
According to Tempe Police, an officer was pulled over at the corner of 7th street and Mill Ave finishing up a police report when he suddenly felt a jolt to his patrol car.
The jolt, followed by a strange sound, prompted the officer to step outside the vehicle to see what the problem was.
The officer saw that his rear passenger tire had been slashed and noticed a man walking away from the scene with a knife in his hand. The officer caught up to the man, identified as Ashton Powers, and questioned him about his behavior.
That's when Powers admitted to slashing the tire, explaining that he didn't see anyone inside the vehicle.
Investigators aren't sure why Powers attacked the vehicle, since it was a fully marked police car with the engine running and an officer sitting inside it.
Powers was booked into jail and charged with criminal damage to property.
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