Extended sandcastle in South Padre Island was destroyed

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – Police say vandals have damaged a comprehensive sandcastle located in front of the South Padre Island Visitors Center .

South Padre Island police looking for four men in connection with the $24,000 in vandalism was discovered Friday during spring break. The authorities believe that one of the suspects also climbed a flagpole and stole the South Padre Island flag.

The sand castle recommended 2018 “Welcome” and “Happy Easter” greetings, along with stylish sand renderings of structures and animals.

South Padre Island police are checking security video for further guidance in locating the suspects, who could face criminal mischief and theft.

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