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Neighbors fed up with nails left scattered along school cross walk in Hillsborough County

nails found in school crosswalk
Posted at 10:30 PM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 03:20:31-05

RIVERVIEW, Fla. — A group of Riverview neighbors are demanding something be done about dozens of nails repeatedly scattered across an elementary school cross walk.

Several people who live near Hannaway Drive have experienced flat tires recently. They believe someone is using a dangerous method to deter traffic on the quiet, residential street.

“You think it’s a safe community, then you drive down and you hear pop," said Jordan Wilkins. "There’s a nail in your tire, got to go to the tire shop again.”

Hundreds of comments describing similar stories have flooded a Riverview neighborhood Facebook page warning drivers about the nails.

It's happening right in front of Riverview Elementary School.

Dennis Labrie says showed ABC Action News a Ziploc bag filled with dozens of nails he collected Saturday night.

"You got a blowout on any kind of car with kids and what happens then? Somebody’s going to get in an accident, somebody’s going to get killed or hurt.”

We're told multiple people have contacted the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office to file a report. They hope investigators will quickly track down who is responsible.

“Having to spend money to get your tire fixed instead of buying Christmas presents. It’s not fair," said Wilkins.