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San Diego residents upset after Kearny Mesa park field damaged

Tire marks have been left behind by somebody who drove their automotive onto the field, tearing up the grass.

SAN DIEGO — People in Kearny Mesa are upset after an area park was vandalized.

The park, which many say is normally saved in wonderful situation, is now lined in tire marks.

“You can fall in it; that’s why we had to go away from it,” mentioned Ray Litkenhaus, coach of the San Diego Bengals NFL Flag Football league. 

Several days in the past, somebody who drove their automotive onto the field left tire marks behind.

“We came out, and suddenly it looked like a demolition derby in here,” he mentioned.

Sports groups, households, and even pets use the bottom nearly every day.

“You got ultimate frisbee that comes out here; you have other football teams… soccer,” added Litkenhaus.

Coach Litkenhaus mentioned this isn’t the primary time it has occurred, and the vandalism is extra than simply eye sore.

“We have to get out of there; this impacts us. We can’t go down that field at all. And when it rains, it makes it even worse because now there are puddles everywhere that we cannot get out of. So it’s either practice in the puddles or the ditches,” he added.

Dozens of individuals shared their frustration on-line, with one individual writing, “there is no such thing as a excuse for this kind of factor.”

The marks don’t simply have adults upset…even youngsters who use the field mentioned they’re ‘fed up.’

Now the field – which many say is often in pristine situations – is full of mud due to the moist climate.

“It’s perfect, this field is always perfect, it’s always mowed – it’s always right,” mentioned Litkenhaus.

Kearny Mesa was not the one park focused; final weekend, the turf at Jerabek park in Scripps Ranch was additionally damaged.

A $1,000 reward was issued for any data that might result in the arrest and conviction (or voluntary give up) of the individual(s) accountable.

The Kearny Mesa Recreation middle mentioned in the event you see vandalism occurring, you’re requested to report it to the police.

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