Late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, someone cut the brake lines on an SUV parked in the driveway of a researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Police there have called in the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help investigate.
Santa Cruz has been the site of several attacks on researchers by suspected animal-rights extremists, including a 2008 arson attempt  at the home of a neurobiologist, who, along with his family, had to escape from a second-story window.
No one has yet claimed credit for the most recent incident, and police told the Santa Cruz Sentinel  that the intended victim does not conduct testing on animals. Police and the university have declined to name the targeted researcher, but the Sentinel reports that he or she is a member of the university's biology department.