Mobility scooter owners claim a saboteur is causing punctures by dropping roof tacks all around the seaside resort of Clacton on Sea.
OAPs and others using mobility scooters have been left dodging the half-inch metal spikes on pavements in Clacton. Penny Bunby suffered three tyre punctures in a week and said at least six other pensioners had tyres damaged.
She explained: “I was going to the dog parlour with my dog to get his hair cut. I suddenly became aware something wasn’t right and my mobility scooter was pulling to the left so I stopped. I’ve had my mobility scooter for thee years and I’ve never had a puncture before but this was the third one in a week.” The retired social worker, 68, added: “I think someone is throwing down handfuls of tacks. It’s nasty and malicious.”
Mobility scooter repairer Roger Ball said he had dealt with nine tack punctures in as many weeks. All the blow outs had been caused by the same type of tack. He commented: “It’s too much of a coincidence, like someone is planting them.” Police said they were keeping an open mind in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.
Now we all know seaside resorts tend to be tacky, but this is clearly a cruel and malicious thing to do. The saboteur must be nailed!!