Watch for flat tire scam, Kingston police chief warns
KINGSTON, N.Y. — Motorists who discover their tires have gone flat should to be aware they may be targets of a scam, Kingston police said.
Under the scam, store patrons who return to their vehicles after shopping find the air let out of one or more of their tires, and a male approaches and offers to help for a price.
Kingston Police Chief Egidio Tinti said he had been informed of such an incident occurring recently in the city and wanted people to be informed. In this case, he said, the motorist declined the offer and did not file a report with police, but mentioned it to a retired police officer who passed the information on to the department, Tinti said.
“We’re just trying to make people aware,” Tinti said.
Anyone who experiences such a situation in the city should call the Kingston police at (845) 331-1671 and provide the best description they can of the person or persons who approached them, police said.
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