The man who told reporters he felt "like butchering" the vandal who slashed tires in his Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood was charged this morning in the crime.
David Toledo, 44, of Holmesburg, was arraigned on 49 counts of criminal mischief, seven counts of possession of an instrument of crime, and five counts of submitting false reports.
Toledo, who police said slashed the tires on his own Jeep Cherokee to mislead investigators, had been among the most vocal in speaking out against the vandalism. He urged fellow residents to organize a community watch group to nab the slasher.
"I feel like butchering the one who is doing this," Toledo said a short time after reporting to police that all four tires on his SUV had been slashed, just one week after the same thing happened to his wife's car.
Police said that since November, Toledo vandalized 55 cars on Aldine and Teesdale Streets.
Today, he was being held on $270,000 bail, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's office. His next court appearance is set for May 3.