Tilden Police: Disgruntled driver vandalizes car after dispute over parking space

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Police in Tilden Township are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of a car they say assaulted a family and vandalized their car following a dispute over a parking space at Walmart on September 1, 2021.

According to investigators, approximately 10:38am, a male in red Chevy HHR, became disgruntled over a parking space that he felt the victim took from him. The suspect circled the parking lot and waited for the victim and his family, which consisted of him, his girlfriend and their 3 year old child, to exit their vehicle.

Police say the suspect drove to the far end of the front travel lane and made a U-turn. As the family began to exit their vehicle and walk towards the cross walk, the suspect drove through the travel lane at a high rate of speed and attempted to strike the family of three. The victim who was holding his child had to step back to avoid being struck.

The suspect then stopped his vehicle, opened his driver’s door and berated the family for taking “his parking space.”

The suspect then waited for the family to enter Walmart and parked his vehicle. At that time, the suspect vandalized the victim’s vehicle and got back in his vehicle and left the scene.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the man are asked to contact the Tilden Township Police Department at (610) 562-9001, crimetips@tildentownship.com or anonymously to Crime Alert Berks at (877) 373-9913.

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