Acid poured over vehicle, tires slashed in San Tan Heights

Posted at 6:15 PM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 23:48:12-04

One Valley family is on the hunt for a duo of vandals responsible for pouring acid all over their daughter's newer model car. 

The crime was caught on surveillance video. In it, you can see two people approach 19-year-old Alexis Wilson’s 2016 car. One concentrates on the tires, while the other pours something over the top and back.

It happened late night Friday, June 7 between 10:30 p.m. and midnight.

Wilson says she and her boyfriend didn’t notice something was wrong until she got inside and saw the tire pressure light on.

“He's freaking out and I'm like what and I look around and I see that two tires are flat and something going on across my car and I touch it and it washes away the paint," Wilson said.

The family has filed a police report with Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

“It was still kind of bubbling when the officer was there," described Wilson.

Ty Hughes, Wilson’s father, said the paint on the car was destroyed, the plastics were melted and the 1-year-old vehicle "will never be the same."

He said his daughter "works very hard to make the payments" on the car. 

“It's pretty intensive. It looks like a chemical stripper of some kind. It doesn't look like brake fluid or something like that, but a paint stripper of some kind because it's eating the paint right off the metal," said Jay Santomeno with San Tan Auto Body.

Hughes took to Facebook hoping to catch the culprit. He’s posted photos and is offering a $500 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest of the vandals.

He promises to keep anyone's identity hidden who may come forward with information. If you have any information contact Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.