CAIRNBROOK — Police say they have a person of interest, but have yet to file charges against anyone for scattering nails along a southwestern Pennsylvania road frequented by coal trucks that have suffered thousands of dollars of damaged tires.
Jonathan Jones, president of Jones Brothers Trucking in Shade Township, says his coal truck drivers first noticed the nails weeks ago. On Wednesday, more truck tires were damaged.
Hundreds of nails were scattered over a two-mile stretch of road leading to his company about 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Jones says. About 30 tires were damaged or destroyed in both incidents, he says.
Township police Chief Tom Holland says he’s also concerned because school buses travel the road and says, “Right now, safety is the number one priority.”