50 tires slashed by student

Bowling Green police arrested a University sophomore yesterday morning for allegedly slashing 50 tires on 22 vehicles just hours earlier on the 100 and 200 block of Troup Street, and in the 700 block of East Wooster Street.

Andrew Bauman, a sport management major at the University, was arrested for the slashings after they were first reported at 5:22 a.m. yesterday. He was unavailable for comment at press time.

After finding all four tires on his truck slashed around 11 a.m. yesterday, Omar Andrew (pictured right) had trouble finding words to describe his shock.

“Sheer anger is the best way to describe this,” Andrew said.

Some of the vehicles had been placed on jacks, while others rested on the wheels’ rims. Bowling Green police placed yellow slips of paper under the wiper blades of cars that couldn’t be moved from limited-parking areas. The notes instructed other officers not to tow or ticket the vehicles.