Numerous cars had their tires cut early Monday in the Van Nuys area, police said.
Investigators don't know why the suspect went on the vandalism spree on several blocks in the area of Hatteras Street and Mammoth Avenue, but they have secured surveillance video that shows a white or Hispanic man who appears to be in his 30s going from vehicle to vehicle, methodically stabbing tires, Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section said.
Liliya Shlyakman said she had to miss class because her tires were slashed. Her father offered her a ride to school until he realized his tires were slashed, too.
"Then, we noticed our neighbors coming out - it happened to all of us," Shlyakman said.
More than two dozen vehicles had their tires damaged, according to the LAPD.
The vandal could face misdemeanor charges or even charges of felony vandalism, depending on the amount of damage.