Woman charged with slashing tires, vandalizing more than a dozen cars in Midtown

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A 20-year-old woman from Columbus, Ohio, is charged with slashing the tires and vandalizing more than a dozen cars in Midtown, Manhattan.

The suspect, identified as Fiona Lachs, went on a vandalism spree between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 a.m. Thursday, damaging 14 vehicles parked between 50th-55th streets, from 5th to 8th Avenues.

She slashed the tires, keyed the cars and scratched offensive graffiti into the vehicles.

Lachs was initially arrested Thursday night for stealing from a store on Fifth Avenue. She was then linked to the vandalism through surveillance

She is charged with criminal mischief, petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

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