Vandals Damage Local War Memorial

By: Rebecca Burlette
By: Rebecca Burlette

Loves Park Police couldn't believe their eyes when they saw the video. Three teens vandalizing the Field of Honor war memorial and it's all caught on tape.
“It's a shock that something like that would happen there because it's a beautiful memorial. It was built to honor the veterans who've died fighting for our country” says Chief Deputy Jim Puckett of the Loves Park Police Department.
Loves park police hoped surveillance cameras would prevent vandalism instead it was the camera that was targeted.
At first the two girls and boy appear to be checking the memorial out. Then the boy runs over to the camera and begins beating it with his skateboard. Arthur Anderson who helped make the war memorial a reality says this isn't the first time vandals have tried to destroy the field of honor.
“Three boys stole 10 musical instruments. Got pictures went through whole school system couldn't find them." Says Anderson
In the past vandals have also broken guns and arms off some of the statues.
“As a vet myself it hurts you feel it that people would damage markers like that." says Puckett.
The vandalism occurred on Wednesday, August 3rd at 10 p.m. Loves Park Police are looking for a white boy and two white girls in their teens.
If you have any information you're asked to call Crimestoppers. Your anonymous tip could lead to an arrest and a cash reward of up to a thousand dollars.


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