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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A social media post warning women to be safe because of intentional damage to car tires is partially true, according to West Lafayette police.

Only one person has reported damage to their tires to the police department, West Lafayette police Lt. Jon Eager said.

Eager checked with area tire shops and found out there have been about eight incidents that tire shops have seen.

The victims were men and women, so it appears no one is targeting young women or Purdue co-eds, per se, Eager said.

Additionally, the locations where the tires were damaged have not been tied to one particular area or business in the city, Eager said.

Eager doesn’t know if the tire damage is intentional.

Eager said he would think it’s more typical for a discarded razor blade to lie flat on a road and unlikely for it to become embedded in a tire of a passing car.

Anyone with information about tires damaged in West Lafayette should call the police at 765-775-5200 or the We Tip Hotline at 800-782-7463.

Reach Ron Wilkins at 765-420-5231 or at [email protected] Follow on Twitter: @RonWilkins2.

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