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This morning people bringing their dogs to Brower park were dismayed to find numerous trees splashed with bleach, blueing, Pine sol etc. The bottles were lying around the trees and blue splashes marked the trees affected. We collected the bottles and were about to call the police when a man was spotted pouring more Bleach and drain cleaner on an already splashed tree. Parks personnel ran over to take pictures of the man and after an altercation, police were called. The suspect "hid" out in the mens bathroom. Numerous calls were placed to 911. After 30 minutes of no response from the police the perpetrator left the bathroom and ambled slowly down Brooklyn Avenue towards Bed Stuy. He was followed to Atlantic Avenue where a police cruiser from the 79th Precinct was hailed and police questioned the guy and admonished the perp not to go to that park again. (!!)
Parks officials have been notified of the damage and are washing the trees to remove the chemicals.
I am shocked at the lack of police response and the indifference to the damage to trees, and potential harm to children, dogs, squirrels etc. that this caused and that this guy is let off the hook with a stern warning. What do you think?