A 50-year-old mom and two teenagers are the prime suspects in a vandalism case that's tainted a football field in Temperance, Michigan.
Police have accused the trio of using grass killer to burn a 100-yard-long image of male genitalia into the turf, reports WDIV, disrupting the Bedford High School Kicking Mules schedule and causing between $15,000 and $20,000 in damage.No photos of their "artwork" have been provided to the media, but Fox 5 has helpfully pulled this image from the archives, which depicts a similar stunt done to a high school football field in Hazleton, Penn., in 2004:
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Local landscaper Dave "boss of the moss" Baumgartner has donated his skills and the time of his staff to help rectify the situation, reports My Fox Detroit.
Despite what may seem like a humorous subject, school officials are quick to note this isn't a laughing matter.
"This isn’t a little prank misdemeanor," Superintendent Mark Kleinhans told the Detroit Free Press. "This is a felony."
Whoever left the "very inappropriate, disgusting symbol" will be prosecuted "to the full extent of the law," he added.
Indeed, in a followup article published Friday, the Detroit Free Press reports the woman, who has not been named because her daughter, a juvenile, could be identified, has been arraigned and is out on bond.