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Teen publicly apologizes, admits to vandalizing Jerabek Park

Scripps Ranch Jerabek field vandal
Posted at 5:52 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 20:53:28-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A teenager is publicly apologizing after admitting to vandalizing a park in Scripps Ranch last December.

Jerabek park was vandalized on December 8, 2018. Days later, the Scripps Ranch Civic Association offered a reward to find the person who vandalized the field.

Neighbors said they believed a large truck drove in circles on the field, destroying the turf.

In the association’s August newsletter, the unidentified teenager admits to vandalizing the grass.

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“I was at the park that night, along with some friends, and we thought it would be cool to drive on the grass,” the teen writes.

“This poor decision caused damage that adversely affected many people who use that park and for that I am truly sorry,” the letter continues.

The teen says they grew up playing sports at the park, making the decision "particularly negligent."

It’s unclear if the teen will face any charges following the incident.