WALTON, KY (FOX19) - The mayor of Walton, Ky. is offering a reward for information after someone destroyed the community fountain, putting the city out thousands of dollars.
"It's been concluded that it was in fact vandalism," said Mayor Gabriel Brown.
The mayor said it's not the first time this has happened. Someone ruined benches at the park recently, prompting new surveillance cameras there. There are talks of doing that at city hall now, too. Officials are in the process of meeting with security companies.
In the meantime, Brown is offering a $500 reward for information on the crime. He said the vandalism will not be tolerated.
"It's just stupid if you ask me. I just don't understand it, why people just want to break things just to be breaking them," said resident Vic Marqua.
City leaders are now considering whether they should repair the fountain or replace it, while investigators continue their search for a suspect.
Brown is also offering a separate $500 reward for information on park bench vandalism. If you have information on either crime, call authorities.