From the Queens Chronicle:
After allegedly slashing the tires of more than eight cars parked in front of his home, Yonathan Lim was escorted out in handcuffs Friday, after angry neighbors urged the police to investigate slashings which they said were too routine to be random.
According to Lim’s neighbor, Bill Weydig, when police finally looked through their records, they discovered slashings had taken place for almost a year on the quiet residential block of Van Loon Street in Elmhurst.
However, it was only after Weydig’s tenant, Margarita Guilarte, who had her tires slashed twice, took Weydig’s security camera footage to police that Lim was apprehended. “She just sat there and refused to leave until they did something,” Weydig said.
Dai-Rong Zheng of Middle Village said his wife, Maiko Morito-Zheng fell victim to the slasher’s rage several weeks ago, but he thought police would not follow up on the incident.
Morito-Zheng waited for several hours for police to arrive to take her report and when they came, Zheng said they didn’t seem to take the incident seriously. “I was doubting anything would happen, because normally they just put these things aside, and I was trying to tell my wife to forget about it, that this is how things are in New York. When I got the call saying they caught him, I apologized to her,” he said.