Port Orange, FL – Deputies are on the lookout for suspects who flooded a community clubhouse late at night.
Yesterday morning (February 11th), deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office were called to the clubhouse at the La Costa Village in Port Orange.
The community manager informed deputies that their clubhouse had been vandalized the week prior.
According to the manager, it was last Tuesday (February 5th) when the La Costa Village Clubhouse was opened to guests for a bingo night. After bingo wrapped up around 9:30 that night, the clubhouse was left unlocked for residents living in the community.
Around 10:15 that night, a community patrol officer in the area notified the manager that the clubhouse, billiards room and men’s restroom was flooded.
They found that four stalls in the women’s restroom had been stuffed with toilet paper and the urinal handles in the men’s room had been jammed so water could flow out.
Drains were also backed up which caused sewer water to come up out of the drains and into the clubhouse.
Workers were hired to repair and clean up the mess left by the vandals, which posed a health hazard to residents, according to VCSO.
The manager told deputies that altogether the damage cost $45,000. They also told VCSO that if any suspects were caught they would like to pursue criminal charges.
No photos were taken because VCSO was called six days after the vandalism, and the damage had already been repaired.
If anyone has any information, they’re urged to contact the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office immediately via calling 911, or you can submit an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers by calling (888) 277-TIPS.