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Police say McHenry vandals used golf carts as bumper cars

Published: Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 2:52 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 10:56 p.m. CDT

McHENRY – Police are looking for suspects they say turned McHenry Country Club into a bumper car course.

Between late Tuesday and early Wednesday, a group drove golf carts over greens and into signs and trees, causing as much as $4,000 in damage along the way, according to a news release from the McHenry Police Department.

The country club, 820 N. John St., had brought in about 30 extra carts for a tournament a couple days before and had them sitting outside. At least five of the carts were damaged, Deputy Chief John Birk said.

They sustained broken wheels and body moldings. A steering wheel came off one, Birk said.

"Basically, what it looks like is they used the carts as bumper cars out on the golf course," he said.

The course also sustained damage on greens, fairways and signs.

Birk said several of the carts had been left on the golf course once they'd become unusable.

Police responded to the incident Wednesday morning.

The suspects are wanted for criminal damage to property, the release said. An investigation is ongoing.

McHenry Police are asking anyone with information to contact their investigations unit at 815-363-2599 or the McHenry Police tip line at 815-363-2124.

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