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Vandals strike at Seymour Land Trust

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Vandals strike at Seymour Land Trust (WFSB) Vandals strike at Seymour Land Trust (WFSB)

A picture perfect spot in Seymour allows visitors to get close to nature and get away from the daily hustle and bustle, but it has been targeted by vandals.

The light post is bent and busted at the Seymour Land Trust, and glass was shattered everywhere, and the organization and those who enjoy the park have had enough.

There are surveillance cameras outside of the trust located on Chattfield Street and the recent vandalism was all caught on tape.

"It’s sad. This is such a wonderful place. It’s run by all volunteers and they're such wonderful people and they work so hard,” said Dorie Poeta of Seymour. "It’s really sad to think that someone would do that sort of thing on purpose."

The dark footage shows a car pull up and then two people got out, and quickly punched and pulled on the light posts.

Poeta said she and her family spend a lot of time at the Legion Pool.

In fact, she said in May they released butterflies on what would have been her daughter’s 18th birthday. She passed away in November after a courageous fight with cancer.

The president of the land trust said not only is it aggravating but it will cost a few hundred dollars to fix when money could be spent on community events and the land.

In a statement, the organization said “These are the acts of cowards and punks that should use their time more wisely than running the work of volunteers.”

Last month the land trust offered $500 after someone destroyed a hand-carved wooden sign.

The president said in the last two to three weeks there have been other incidents like busted picnic tables and items thrown into the water.

Now the hope is someone can recognize those in the video and come forward.

"I'm appalled at it. You would think its kids that don't have anything to do, so they do these reckless things. I've seen a lot of it, all over,” said Joe Goneau of Stratford.

Anyone with information should contact police or the Seymour Land Trust.

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