2 Juveniles Responsible For Major Damage To This Illinois Trolley Museum
Two juvenile boys are being held responsible for causing major damage to this Illinois trolley museum over the 4th of July holiday.
WGN shares that the Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin fell victim to vandalism during July 4th through July 7th by two boys ages 11 and 13.
The two individuals being held responsible caused an over $100,000 in damage to several trolley cars on the museum grounds.
The museum says that dozens of windows were broken in at least 8 different trolley cars. In fact one car "had 26 windows that were punched out by pick axes and spikes."
"Jeff Bennett, the museum’s chief car officer, says repair estimates vary from $110,000 to $150,000 and could increase. The boys are facing prosecution in Kane County Juvenile Court."
The museum is now asking for the public's help in raising donation to pay for the repairs with their go fund me page.
Click here to find out more.
What in the world? Why would kids do this? What do they have to gain in defacing property?
All I can say is I'm glad they were caught and now they are going to have to pay for this. I hope the "fun" thought they were having was worth the fines court costs and police record they now have.
Here's a quick look at what the trolley museum has to offer.