ROCK HILL High school baseball players might help police uncover who spray painted sexually explicit images on Northwestern Highs baseball field last week and dunked the pitchers mound in a water cooler, according to authorities.
Police last Friday were called to Northwestern High School at about 10:50 a.m. and met with baseball coach Mitch Walters, who reported that while monitoring surveillance cameras, he saw three unknown suspects spray paint the field and the stands, according to a Rock Hill police report. Sneaking onto the field at about 2:30 a.m., they sketched two sexually explicit depictions on the field, police reported, and painted over a sponsor sign.
On the sign, they painted the word, beisbol, the report states. The vandals dug up the pitchers mound and put the rubber in a water cooler. The suspects also broke one of the cameras on the field before they left at about 3:20 a.m. in a truck or sport utility vehicle. The car turned right onto West Main Street.
Officials estimate that the vandals caused about $200 in damage. Police were unable to lift any fingerprints, but detectives are continuing to investigate. School officials, police reported, were asking team players to look for the suspects on social media. Rock Hill Schools spokeswoman Elaine Baker said its possible students are responsible and she would not be surprised if the coach asked his players to scope social media for anyone posting or boasting about the incident.
By Wednesday morning, no arrests had been made.
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