Police look for driver who tore up grass doing doughnuts at South Daytona Beach park


SOUTH DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - South Daytona police want to track down the person who used a truck to tear up the grass at a local park.

Channel 9's Steve Barrett learned police got a good look at the truck and the man accused of the damage at Riverfront Veterans Memorial Park.

"Basically rutting up or doing doughnuts in the soft grass right after rains," said Lt. Dan Deitrich of the South Daytona Police Department.

The man's truck got stuck at one point and he was captured on surveillance when he got out of it.

"(He) eventually got himself stuck in the mud and had to flag down someone to pull him out," said Deitrich.

The joyride did hundreds if not thousands of dollars worth of damage to the sod and the sprinkler system, authorities said.

"It's a Ford Ranger," said Deitrich. "We believe it's red. It has a couple of stickers on the back. One's a Salt Life sticker; the other is a Mossy Oak sticker."

Authorities said similar damage was reported at a nearby church a few weeks ago but they're not sure if the two incidents are connected.

Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.