Dallas Roofing Nail Bandit Suspect Arrested

Dallas, Texas (10/24/22) – A suspect named by Dallas residents as the “Nail Bandit” has been arrested.  At least 30 incidents have been reported of hundreds of nails scattered in major intersections and other high-traffic areas.  Neighbors in Preston Hollow picked up over 300 nails, only to find more scattered in the street later. The scattered nails had caused flat tires and increased concerns for safety.nail bandit kevin genter

On October 24, Kevin Genter, 45, was arrested by Plano police in connection with a separate deadly conduct incident a few days earlier involving gunshots.  The fleeing suspect’s vehicle matched the description of a vehicle seen dropping nails throughout the parking lot of Toyota Headquarters on October 20 and 21.  Highland Park and University Park Police have confirmed that Genter is a suspect.

Roofer Jailed After Punching Elderly Female Church Officer

Billingham, UK.  A roofer, John Butler punched back after he was slapped by a 69 year old female church officer.   The elderly woman sustained skull injuries and required dentures due to fractures on her front teeth.  Butler was sentenced to 15 months in jail.  The initial incident started over an argument regarding a roof Butler had installed at the St. Cuthbert’s Church in Billingham.  More here.

Con Artist Uses Business Names Similar To Legit Roofer

Ottowa, Canada.  Convicted criminal Philip “Slippery Phil” Slobodzian has used a number of business names that include word “Dynamic” when he has repeatedly ripped-off customers and other businesses. This has been causing problems for businessman Miles Prescott, owner of Dynamic Roofing, who has been making an honest living for more than 20 years in the same area.  Story here.

Scranton Roofer Cheats Nursing Home

Scranton, PA.  Paul J. Wassel Jr., a roofer in Scranton has been arrested for accepting a down-payment from an Elmhurst nursing home without ever completing the work.  Wassel blames drug addiction as the cause for his actions.  Story here.