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Tire-Damaging Devices Found on Arizona Roads

People are putting nails in wine corks and laying them on the road.

Photo credit: United States Forest Service

Prescott National Forest officials have found more than two-dozen man-made tire-damaging devices along Forest Road 151 at the base of Mingus Mountain. The devices are made of wine corks and nails and can be very difficult to see while driving.

Officials believe the devices were placed there sometime over the weekend and they are unsure if multiple people were involved or if this was someone acting alone. We can only hope that these devices don’t start showing up all over Prescott and across Arizona.

Pleases use extreme caution while traveling along Forest Road 151 and share with all your friends and family to help keep them safe.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement at 928-443-8110, or the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260, or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.

Callers to Silent Witness become eligible for a cash reward if an arrest is made in the case.