Vandals burn 100-yard penis into Michigan high school football field (photo)
Police investigators reportedly are seeking warrants in an attempt to collar a group of vandals who utilized a grass-killing agent they purchased on the Internet to burn a penis into the football field at a high school in Bedford, Mich.
The suspects in question allegedly are two teenagers who say they got the idea of burning a ginormous image of male genitalia into the local high school football field, along with — get this — a 50-year-old mother who is accused of helping them pull of the very expensive prank.
Deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office say they will be seeking criminal charges against a Bedford Twp. mother and two teens for damage done to the Bedford High School football field.
Investigators did not name the 50-year-old woman, her 16-year-old daughter or the 17-year-old boy they’ve questioned in connection to the case.
Officials have said that they obtained the identities of the trio on Tuesday and during interviews learned that the damage was done to “mimic a similar act found on the internet”, according to a police press release.
Bedford Schools Superintendent Mark Kleinhans that the damage done to the field is in the range of $15,000-$20,000 and that landscapers are installing new sod to repair the phallic vandalism, according to a UPI report.
“It’s unfortunate that we have to divert funds to take care of this, and not just the dollars but the man power and all of the things that go along with that,” the superintendent said.
It’s unlikely that the scandalous penis-drawing pranksters were inspired by how a woman used the tracking technology of a Nike+ app to “draw” a penis on a football field earlier this year. She later “drew” a vagina utilizing the same technology, for what it’s worth. Which isn’t much, but it sure is funny. Certainly more funny that actually doing possibly $20,000 in damage to a football field in phallic-based foolishness, so there you go.
There are several incidences, however, documenting how this kind of prank has been frequently pulled in the past. Search for the stories online at your own risk.
(top image via Busted Coverage, as noted by BC, the photo isn’t the greatest — the one being used by several outlets is from an entirely different incident)