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Sometimes I hate people...

 

From the Dayton Daily News, August 8, 2006.

 

Fiberglass elephant overturned at park

 

MONROE - A fiberglass elephant weighing 400 to 500 pounds was found turned over Monday, the second victim of vandalism in less than a month at the former LeSourdsville Lake/Americana amusement park, police said.

  Another elephant was turned over the weekend of July 24, police said. Park owner Jerry Couch estimated the damage in the tens of thousands of dollars.

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I always have Strongly Disliked People and its because they are Stupid and they do Stupid things like this!!!

 

 

Ya aint suppose to Hate the Bible says so.

Edited by TRexRage1993

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They showed Jerry Couch that their not gonna take this crap of havng a decent amusement park with a decent coaster so close by just sitting there rotting in front of their eyes while he sells worthless gas guzzling RV's to retireees heading to florida! That showed Jerry! The vandalizers are just like V in V for Vendetta!

Which reminds me.....after Indiana Jones and the Acers Of The Lost park is released, Admiral Rex studios will begin work on L for Lesourdsville.

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Is there any more to the article Don? I'd like to know if it was inside the park, I know someone who had been in recently.

Unfortunately not, it was just that snippit, and nothing else has been found on the news sites.

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I spoke too soon...

 

http://www.channelcincinnati.com/news/9649341/detail.html

 

Vandals Hit Closed Amusement Park

 

POSTED: 5:34 pm EDT August 8, 2006

UPDATED: 5:56 pm EDT August 8, 2006

 

MONROE, Ohio -- Americana Amusement Park might be closed, but it's still attracting some people -- vandals.

 

Employees spent Tuesday afternoon boarding up broken windows. The park's owner said the vandals also got into the arcade, destroying all the video games.

 

They even moved the 400-pound elephant statue, dumping him into a drained pond.

 

The owner said the park has been hit twice in the last month, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

 

He's offering $2,000 for tips leading to the culprits.

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Actually there is a very large article with pictures that hints that parts of the park may stay open:

 

Vandals strike former Americana amusement park for second time

Jerry Couch, park owner, estimates damage in the tens of thousands of dollars.

By Lauren Pack

 

Staff Writer

 

MONROE — It must have looked like a peculiar amusement ride.

 

A fiberglass elephant — weighing between 400 and 500 pounds — lying on its side in a drained lake.

 

Call it Dumbo, um, Drano.

 

Actually, the elephant was a victim of the second act of vandalism in less than a month at the former LeSourdsville Lake/Americana amusement park, according to Monroe police.

 

Brazen culprits cut through the main gate of the park on Ohio 4 that is the home of Couch's Campers recreational vehicle dealership, police said. Items and storefronts throughout the park were smashed and damaged, including windows in the arcade.

 

Jerry Couch, park owner, said the elephant was shoved about 40 feet into the recently drained lake. He said the lake is dry because workers are cleaning it and making improvements to portions of the park.

 

The tattered elephant was pulled from the hole Monday morning and Couch said he plans to repair the animal.

 

It is the second elephant to be toppled during vandalism sprees this summer. Late last month, another elephant was turned over, and tables, windows, doors and arcade games were vandalized on July 24, police said.

 

Couch estimated the damage in the tens of thousands of dollars. He's continuing the upkeep of the park and the expansion of the camper business.

 

Monroe police are investigating both incidents, said Sgt. Brian Curlis. Officers found beer cans at the scene Monday.

 

Couch is offering a $2,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators. Anyone with information can call Monroe police at (513) 539-9234.

 

 

Contact this reporter at (513) 705-2841 or lpack@coxohio.com.

 

Whos the best staff member now, HUH? :lol:

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