David Toledo, 46, was ordered to pay about $900 restitution and was placed on probation for two years today as sentence for slashing about 50 of his neighbors' tires.
In his attempts to throw police off his scent as the tire-slashing spree from November 2011 to April 2012 was investigated, Toledo claimed to be a member of the Mayfair Town Watch and offered assistance to police. He appeared on television news threatening to cut the hands off of the tire slasher, and even slashed his own tires.
Toledo was arrested in April 2012 and convicted in February of false reports and criminal mischief.
Prosecutors had sought five to 10 years for Toledo.
A representative of the Mayfair Town Watch did not respond to requests for comment on the sentence.