Vandals hole out after long drive of destruction
ABOUT 20 youths caused more than $20,000 worth of damage in a vandalism rampage at the Lismore Workers Golf Club late on Thursday night.
And, after four weeks of vandal attacks, club manager Ross Fletcher fears there will be more and they will get worse.
Most of the damage on Thursday occurred when the youths vandalised and hot-wired four golf buggies for a joy ride around the course.
However, the vandals did not restrict themselves to the golf course, driving three of the buggies to Wade Park in Military Road.
“The group left the remains of one vandalised golf cart on the golf course, and then took three of the carts for a three kilometre drive where they finally vandalised them,” Mr Fletcher said. “There's absolutely no use for the golf carts now. They're completely wrecked.”
The event was reported to police by a neighbour at 11pm on Thursday, however they failed to turn up and the youths continued to vandalise into the early hours.
Despite several calls yesterday, police were unavailable for comment.
However, the vandals are no surprise to the manager, as smaller acts of vandalism have occurred on the course over the last month.
“Initially, the youths were breaking signs worth about $100 each, and now they're destroying $5000 golf carts,” he said. “I fear the vandals will try to break into the club building and destroy everything”.
Ultimately, the manager hopes the vandals will be caught and charged for the financial damage they have caused.WHAT PENALTY SHOULD BE GIVEN TO VANDALS? Phone 6624 3266 or SMS 0428 264 948