Boston Police are on alert after learning that four of their officers’ personal vehicles have been tampered with.
Lieutenant Detective Michael McCarthy reported that one off-duty officer realized that the lugnuts on the wheels of his vehicle had been loosened.
The Lieutenant Detective said that the incident occurred at the officer’s home and was “definitely intentional.”
“We’re looking at it to see if the officer was targeted,” Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said during a Super Bowl news conference on Friday.
According to the Boston Globe, it is unclear what other incidents took place, but it was confirmed that three other officers fell victim to vehicle tampering.
This isn’t the first case of tampering- or even lugnut removal. In August of last year, a similar alert was placed after lugnuts were missing or loosened on three separate personal vehicles.
More worrying is the fact that personal vehicles aren’t the only target. Last month, a Boston PD vehicle was set ablaze after a propane tank-derived IED was placed under the vehicle outside a Boston Police substation.
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