Ornaments smashed, lights cut on Orlando's Christmas Tree at Lake Eola Park
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Investigators with the Orlando Police Department are reviewing surveillance video recordings to identify the "Grinch" who vandalized the city's signature Christmas Tree at Lake Eola Park.
Multiple ornaments were smashed and electrical wires cut, resulting in approximately $500 in damage. Police believe the vandals stuck some time in the early morning hours of Saturday. IRIS surveillance video showed the top half of the Christmas Tree lights turning off between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. The video does not show anyone of anything in the area of the tree.
Thousands of LED lights and hundreds of baubles and bows adorn the 40-foot, all-natural Norwegian Spruce, which arrived at Lake Eola Park from North Carolina's Sugar Mountain Nursery in early November.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Orlando Police Department at 407-246-4141.