KENSINGTON, Md. - Park Police are investigating wooden boards student with nails that are being found on roadways in a Kensington neighborhood.
According to police, they’ve responded to "at least five calls" for such hazards – and they believe they’re being placed deliberately.
When FOX 5 visited the area along Beach Drive and Garrett Park Road and Knowles Avenue, reporter Stephanie Ramirez found three boards with nails sticking out of them.
A woman who was driving in the area fell victim to one of these so-called spike strips.
"I heard this explosive noise and I didn’t know what it was so I went outside to look but I couldn’t see. It was so loud, it was like my motor fell out or something. But my car kept running … so I just continued to drive home because it’s too dark in the woods to sit in your car," Helen Walker said.
According to Walker, she wound up with a flat tire and a bent rim - along with a souvenir, a piece of wood with nails sticking out of it.
If you find these objects, call Park Police at (301) 949-8010, or submit a tip to Crimetips@mncparkpolice.org.