A Van Nuys man pleaded guilty Thursday — two days after his arrest — to eight counts of vandalism for slashing the tires of vehicles in the Valley Glen area.
Shai Igvi, 33, pleaded guilty to four felony counts of vandalism with over $400 in damage and four misdemeanor counts of vandalism with under $400 in damage, according to Ricardo Santiago of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Four other misdemeanor vandalism charges against Igvi are expected to be dismissed when he is sentenced March 9 at the Van Nuys courthouse, according to Santiago. It’s not immediately clear what type of sentence he faces.
Igvi’s arrest Tuesday evening came after investigators released security video, time stamped about 2:20 a.m. Monday, that showed a man in a short- sleeved shirt going from vehicle to vehicle, methodically cutting tires.
The tires of more than 20 vehicles were slashed in the area of Woodman Avenue, Hatteras Street and Mammoth Avenue, Los Angeles police said.
–City News Service
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