Think your day is crappy? Imagine the poor folks who have to clean this mess up.
Five teenagers were arrested for trespassing and vandalism after allegedly dumping a 55-gallon can of trash and animal feces into a Mount Prospect pool.
On Sunday, August 1, park district officials had a nasty surprise waiting for them when they went to open the Lions Park Wave Pool that morning.
"It was discovered when we opened the pool on Sunday at about 6 or 7 a.m.," Walter Cook, chief executive officer of the Mount Prospect Park District, told the Daily Herald. "It was a heck of a mess and we had to close the pool for the day. We didn't have a choice."
Police who investigated the scene said a 55-gallon trash can—full of garbage and 30-40 bags of dog feces—had been rolled over an eight-foot fence and tipped into the pool.
You know what they say. One man's trash is another man's.... eh, maybe not.
In addition to pool-cleaning costs, the Lions Park Wave Pool reportedly lost nearly $3,000 in revenue, which park officials may seek in restitution.
That's a lot of flipped burgers.