Police are searching for a man they say dumped more than 1,000 tires behind a Union City subdivision where homes run as high as $500,000.
Donald Leverette, 34, is wanted in Union City and other jurisdictions across metro Atlanta, police Officer Jerald January said in a news release.
He “has several warrants ... in the metro area for the same offense,” he said.
According to police, Leverette dumped tires along Oakhurst Way in an undeveloped area around Union City’s Southwind subdivision.
“The Union City Police Department has been actively working with concerned citizens of Southwind to solve this matter,” January said.
Homeowner John Taylor told Channel 2 Action News he and his neighbors work hard to maintain their properties.
“To know that someone can just come in and dump that behind our homes, it’s beyond just frustrating,” he said. “It’s devastating.”
He said he is concerned about environmental and health hazards the tires are causing.
“I have three children,” Taylor said. “I am terrified because I live directly down the street in front of those tires.”