About two dozen passenger vehicles were damaged this morning by vandals who slashed tires, doused cars with a corrosive chemical and dumped sugar in gas tanks in the Overbrook section, police said.
Capt. Melvin Singleton, commander of the 19th Police District, said tires were slashed on 17 cars and the paint on seven other passengers vehicles had been stripped away by an acid-like substance.
Some cars also had sugar in the gas tanks, he said.
A Fire Department Hazmat Unit was called to the scene to scrape off some of the corrosive chemical for testing.