With a tire wrench and jack; that is not how Phil Sincerbox wanted to start his Monday morning.
He's going to be late to work and out a chunk of change. "300 dollars that I don't have," Sincerbox added.
All because someone slashed the tires on the right side of his car.
A block away, Greg Goodwin is in a worse predicament.
He lost four tires during this weekend's vandalism spree.
Goodwin said he only has pity for the vandal. "If people knew Jesus, they would love their neighbor," Goodwin said.
Palo Alto police counted 54 cars that had their tires slashed between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Sunday. All of the vehicles were parked in a residential neighborhood near El Camino Real.
Police said there have been no arrests in the case and no leads.
They are hoping someone might have a surveillance camera along the street, but so far no one has stepped forward.
Investigators are asking anyone who sees anything suspicious to give them a call. They're also increasing patrols around the neighborhood.
Phil Sincerbox took a break from jacking up his car to issue this warning to the vandal: "Good luck to your tires."