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'Check Your Door Handles!': Razor Blades Found On Car Door Handle In Temecula Prompts Investigation

TEMECULA (CBSLA) — Officers are investigating multiple reports of razor blades being found on cars in Temecula, including blades being affixed to a vehicle's handle.

The first incident occurred on January 9 at 11 a.m., when a deputy responded to the 41000 block of Carleton Way regarding razor blades affixed to a car door handle, the Temecula Sheriff's Station said in a press release.

"I just lightly felt around, and I felt something," Kristen Dalton, the victim, said. "As I got closer, I was like, 'Oh my god! Those are razor blades.'"

Investigators determined that the razor blades were placed in a manner likely to cause injury, with two blades pointed up and two pointed down. No one was injured during the incident.

"So no matter if you grabbed the handle underneath or on top, you were going to get cut by the blades," Dalton said.

A day later on January 10 at 9:12 a.m., a deputy responded to the 31000 block of Daniel Way to a report of a resident locating a single razor blade found on the front of their vehicle.

It was not immediately determined why the razor was left on a vehicle but the department did not believe it was related to the prior incident.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Southwest Sheriff's Station at (951) 696-3000. The Sheriff's Department is asking the public to use caution when opening their vehicle doors and immediately report any incidents to the Sheriff's Dispatch.

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