Vandals slash tires at Jupiter businesses

Posted at 8:41 AM, Feb 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 20:12:03-05

Several business in Jupiter were the target of vandals overnight.

Bob Bates of Bates Exterminating said he arrived to work Friday morning to find several tires on his vehicles slashed. Bates said neighboring businesses were also targeted.

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Jupiter police said they are investigating reports that 27 tires were found slashed on vehicles owned by Bates.

Bates Exterminating has been in business for 38 years and located on Commerce Lane near the Home Depot on Indiantown Road and Maplewood Drive.

Bates said the damage will costs his company thousands.  Employees had to cancel some appointments Friday, resulting in lost commissions. 

Bates said they are working with police to find the vandal(s). If you have any information call Jupiter police or CrimeStoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.