Vandals struck at least six sport utility vehicles Saturday night on the Westside, slashing tires and spray-painting politically charged messages such as “Oil equals blood” and “Guzzle” on the side of the vehicles, authorities said.
One of the victims, Andrea Muzzi, who lives in a house at King Street and Berkshire Avenue, said she saw a group of 30 to 40 young men on bicycles ride away after using a knife to slash the four tires on her brand-new GMC Yukon, which was parked in front of her house.
The incident happened about 10:30 p.m., she said.
“I heard a ‘pop-pop’ noise and came out of my house,” Muzzi, 32, said. “They were all riding 10-speeds and wearing black trenchcoats.”
Muzzi speculated, based on the ages of the riders, that they were UC Santa Cruz students.
Several other vehicles near Muzzi’s house also were painted and vandalized.
Police said Sunday that the case is under investigation, but Sgt. Mike Pruger said he had few additional details to offer.
No arrests had been made as of Sunday night.
While we’re on the subject of unhinged Santa Cruz students, the anti-troops brigade is whining about my post last week in which I pointed to a Students Against War press release with the contact information of the plotters. They are lying in radio interviews and e-mails about me posting “personal” information, which no longer appears on the SAW press release. But if you look at the cached version, you’ll see exactly where the information came from:
Update: SAW is trying to cover its tracks again and has wiped the info from the cached version. But you can find the original press release posted on another left-wing site here. Screenshot: