Man charged with slashing tires on at least 25 vehicles in Lawrenceville

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh man is facing multiple charges after police say he went on a tire slashing spree on Friday in Lawrenceville.

Shawn McFarland, 43, was charged with felony escape, criminal mischief, fleeing, misdemeanor possessing instruments of crime, simple assault, loitering or prowling at night and drug possession.

Police said McFarland slashed the tires of at least 25 vehicles on Main Street, causing thousands of dollars in damage. Police said an officer caught him in that act, but as he was being handcuffed he ran away and attempted to hide in a yard.

Police noticed cuts on his hand and determined that he had an active warrant out from US Marshals.

He is currently held in the Allegheny County Jail.