Matthew Pittman (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
NORTH BEND, OH (FOX19) -
A teenage vandal is accused of causing $70,000 to $100,000 in damage to Aston Oaks Golf Course over the weekend.
Matthew Pittman, 19, is held at the Hamilton County jail on charges of vandalism and reckless operation of a motor vehicle. He is scheduled to face a judge Monday.
Hamilton County sheriff's deputies responded to the golf course about 1 a.m. Sunday for a report of damage to the fairways and tee boxes.
They found Pittman's maroon, 2002 Ford Explorer in a creek on the property and found him at his Cleves residence a short time later.
They say he confessed to driving onto the golf course and causing extensive damage it. Court records show he damaged it "by spinning out and doing donuts," before crashing into the creek.
"I can't begin to tell you how frustrating it is," said Paul Macke, from the golf course. "We're a family business and we all work every single day. To see that someone came in here and destroyed our hard work is very difficult."