'It's vandalism': Kennington resident finds hundreds of sharp tacks strewn across roads

Just a small portion of the upholstery tacks found strewn across several roads in Kennington. Picture: Adam Holmes
Just a small portion of the upholstery tacks found strewn across several roads in Kennington. Picture: Adam Holmes

IF you look close enough at the roads in Mortlake in the state’s south west, you can see jewels from the nearby quarry encrusted into the bitumen.

On the other hand, if you look closely at a certain road in Kennington, you might see some upholstery tacks.

While on a morning walk last week a resident of Summit Drive noticed one of the inch-long tacks on the road.

He picked it up and continued, before finding another one soon after on nearby Houlahan Street. Within minutes, he had collected close to 50 on the two streets.

He said they were too far apart to have simply fallen from a passing vehicle.

“I thought they might have just been dropped there by accident, but you find large groups of them a distance apart,” the resident said.

“It’s almost like someone has thrown them onto the road, it’s vandalism.

“If your car went over one, it would do a fair bit of damage.”

He continues to find the tacks – camouflaged into the bitumen – almost a week later spaced out around the area.

Bendigo police have been notified.