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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Oldham County Police are looking for the people responsible for placing tacks on the roadway during the Louisville Ironman.
Police say the suspects scattered tacks and roofing nails along the bike route near U-S 42 and 53 Sunday.
Investigators received reports that two people dressed in camouflage also jumped into the roadway on Old Sligo Road near Acorn Lane, startling bicyclists.
Officers say several competitors' race times were affected by the tacks in the road.
"We had several flat tires, I know there was one of the photographers he had a flat tire as well and it slows them through the race," said Oldham County police officer Sarah King. "We have to call tech support and they have to come out and change their tire for them and it delays them for the race so that's a disadvantage for sure."
Officer King says if the suspects are caught, they could face endangerment charges.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Oldham County Police.