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Lupton City Golf Course asking for help finding vandals

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A local golf course is asking for your help in finding the person who vandalized their greens. It was discovered on Thursday morning at the Lupton City Golf Course in Chattanooga.

"It was like a war zone,” said James Leeth, course owner. "It was bad, very bad."

Vandals tore up the greens, played demolition derby in the carts, and stole everything from tools to toilet paper from the club house Thursday morning.

"The amount of damage they did sticks in your crawl big time, big time," said Leeth.

It hits the golf course in the wallet, with damage totaling around $30,000.

The most repairs will go towards the golf carts. Out of the fleet of 22, 12 golf carts were left scattered on and off the course, with broken axles and bumpers.

"Windshields took a big brunt of it. I think I lost 9 windshields out of this thing," said Leeth.

Not all are accounted for. "Still one is missing from me somewhere. We think it's still on the premises but haven't found it yet," said Leeth.

He says the laundry list of missing items keeps growing and expects it to continue. In the meantime, he hopes someone is caught.

"There are at least 3 people I think and possibly more than that with the direction that all the carts were scattered. Somebody knows something somewhere," said Leeth.

The golf course is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this theft.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the Chattanooga Police Department.

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