SPOKANE, Wash. - A pumpkin patch on the South Hill has become the target of vandals.
Sometime after 8 p.m. Saturday, someone smashed hundreds of pumpkins in the parking lot of Our Lady of Fatima on 33rd Avenue.
"Oh, it's crazy I don't get it," said Mark Sullivan, a church volunteer. " I don't understand why someone would do this."
Sullivan said so many pumpkins were smashed the mess created a traffic hazard on 33rd Avenue. Spokane city street crews spent four hours cleaning up pumpkin pieces.Vandals destroy $4K worth of pumpkins used for church fundraiser
"He had so many pumpkins that he had to leave with his pickup and come back with a dump truck and then he came back with street sweeper, who knows how much tax payer dollars that cost, it's a lot of money," said Sullivan.
The pumpkin patch is a fundraiser for the church's youth group. Dan Glatt, Youth Minister for the church, estimates the vandals destroyed $4,000 worth of pumpkins.
"We have students who are raising money to go to the University of Notre Dame next summer for a leadership conference, students starting to raise money for a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal," said Glatt.
The vandals also destroyed a canopy and a scarecrow.
"If this is their life, I don't know what you are getting out of it," said Sullivan. "Is this a thrill ride? I don't know. I'd rather them do this then to somebody."
If you have any information about the vandalism call Crime Check at 456-2233.