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Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 08/ 6/2010

Dale City water park vandalized -- again

By Washington Post editors

A Dale City water park has been vandalized for a second time in a week WaterWorks Waterpark was vandalized for the second time in a week, Fox 5 reports.

Police say vandals broke into the water park at Andrew Leitch Park sometime between 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday and threw chairs and lifeguard stands into the pool.

The water park was also vandalized between 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Then, vandals broke into a freezer and threw frozen hamburger patties and french fries, and chairs and tables in the pool, along with other items.

The damage to the park after that vandalism was estimated at $16,000.

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 10:14 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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Comments

Clearly they (the water park) ticked someone off. Doesn't pay to be nasty to folks, especially in these hard times. But one bad turn doesn't deserve another.

Posted by: lulu202 | August 6, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

I'm sure whoever did will talk to someone, who will tell someone else and basically case is closed after that.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | August 6, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

This is not funny, nor is it fun for the employees to have to clean up. PW police need to make their presence known in the area.

Posted by: couper | August 6, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

16k to clean some food out of the pool?.....BS

Posted by: OldSalt8 | August 6, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Ummm you know you can get a good set of security cameras for under $500 on ebay right? Get a set, put them up and then give the footage to the tv stations to run...and someone will say "HEY! I know that jackass, call the cops!".

Posted by: clownwithguns | August 6, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Clearly they (the water park) ticked someone off. Doesn't pay to be nasty to folks, especially in these hard times. But one bad turn doesn't deserve another.

Posted by: lulu202 | August 6, 2010 11:04 AM

It was some teenage white kids....

case closed....

Posted by: 4thFloor | August 6, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

But at least they didn't deploy the Peanut Butter. Then it would be a hate crime!

Posted by: jiji1 | August 6, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Has this become copycat stuff?

Or is Prince William County Board Chairman-at-Large Corey Stewart too busy chasing down illegal immigrants to think,
"s-e-c-u-r-i-t-y" ?

Maybe the culprits are related to the county IT employees who stole $9 million in tax dollars over a 5-year period. No trial yet, no jail time, no word on their whereabouts.

Hmm.

Posted by: kinkysr | August 6, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

You'd think after the first incident, this water park would have invested in either security guards or surveillance cameras. This is clearly being committed by some little hood rats from a near by neighborhood. Why would someone who is angry at a water park go to such extremes as to vandalize it twice? These are kids just trying to get themselves some media attention.

Posted by: Chazo | August 6, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Wonder if they were ticked off that they no longer allow outside food and drink. In previous years, you could bring in a cooler with drinks and snacks. This year they posted signs, started searching bags, and no longer allow it.

Posted by: mrcheck1 | August 12, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

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