What happens if you slash a tire?
Slashing tires is typically viewed as a misdemeanor and is more likely to end up with a fine. But, if slashing is used as an act of revenge (such as slashing the tires of someone after losing a fight), then you could face charges of criminal mischief or other charges depending on what state you live in.
What to do if someone slashes your tires?
Either way, the first thing you should do after noticing your slashed tires is to call the police and file an initial police report within 24 hours of the incident. The police may keep an extra eye out in a area that is reporting numerous slashed tires.
Can I press charges on someone who slashed my tires?
Whatever the reason for the tire slashing, it is potentially a criminal act. Not only are you affected financially, but you have a duty to file a police report to alert the authorities to what happened. If they decide to investigate, they may find sufficient evidence to charge the tire slasher.