Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Construction equipment at Syracuse’s Skiddy Park has been vandalized – causing $10,000 in damage.
Workers arriving at the park Monday morning first noticed beer cans and trash scattered across the playground. Then they noticed their construction equipment windows had been smashed-in – possibly with rocks.
The Acts II construction trailer, which is filled with workers’ tools and equipment, had dents as if something was thrown at it. The playground’s slide has the same type of dents.
“All the windows were smashed out of the excavator and the Bobcat…the front window is over here on the side. We don’t understand what’s going on,” said Site Manager, Nelson Carpenter.
The workers have been doing construction at Skiddy Park for four months, and haven't had a problem until this week. But on Monday, they were forced to sit in chunks of glass and wipe dust from their eyes as their Bobcat’s windows were busted out. The construction company says the worst part is vandals are trying to ruin a project that is supposed to benefit kids in the area.
“They’re taking water from off the streets and instead of putting it through the sewers, putting it into the project here, so it saturates into the ground,” Carpenter continued.
The construction is part of the county's Save the Rain project and will help the grass and garden area by the playground. Workers say they'll be finished with the project in just a few days.