Driver vandalizes Virginia Beach softball field weeks before opening day

Posted at 1:03 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 17:25:09-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Opening day for the Kempsville Recreation Association is nearing. Instead of feeling excited, some people with the league are feeling discouraged.

On Saturday night, a person was seen driving their car through the outfield of one of the fields next to the Kempsville Recreation Center. The driver was only out there for a few minutes, but the damage they left behind will take hours to fix.

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Deep ditches and ridges now stand in the outfield of two fields.

Virginia Beach City crews began working to fix the uneven terrain ahead of opening day which will be in a few weeks.

Virginia Beach Police are investigating. Anyone with information about the driver is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.