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NIAGARA FALLS – A 51-year-old man said he left his car parked in the 1400 block of Ferry Avenue after it broke down and returned to find it had been burglarized and vandalized.

The victim told police Monday that his wife left the car parked on the street a few days ago because it was not running. He said he tried to get the car running at 11 p.m. Sunday, but left the scene when some young men threatened to shoot him.

He returned on Monday morning and found all four of the car’s tires had been slashed and the stereo system had been ripped out of the dashboard. Damage and loss were listed at $1,800.