Although Boulder Police officers continue to look for a man who allegedly swiped a computer in March, they think they've got the guy responsible for slashing tires on nearly fifty cars during a recent rubber-abusing spree: Alexander Kabelis, 31. According to the release below, Kabelis tended to target law-enforcement rides -- a sure way to rise to the top of the cops' shit list. When he was taken into custody, he had a steak knife in his pocket. Probably because he was on his way to eat steak -- although you never know.
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Boulder Police Department release:
Police arrest tire slashing suspect
Boulder police have arrested a man who is suspected of slashing tires on nearly 50 vehicles throughout the city, including a number of law enforcement vehicles. The suspect - Alexander Kabelis, 31, of Boulder - was taken into custody at about 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 21.
Kabelis was identified as a suspect after an employee at the Community Police Center on the Hill, 1310 College St., noticed him crouching behind a silver police Suburban parked outside. Officer Bryan Parch went to investigate and realized the tire was leaking air. He followed the suspect for a few blocks. After waiting for backup from fellow officers, he arrested Kabelis in the 900 block of 12th Street.
The suspect acknowledged that he was responsible for puncturing the tires of nine police and sheriff's vehicles and 37 other cars throughout the city, starting on Friday, April 24. Much of the damage occurred earlier this week.
Police found a steak knife in the suspect's pants pocket.
Kabelis was booked into the jail on multiple charges of criminal mischief and carrying a concealed weapon in lieu of $6,500 bond.