Officials angry after vandals turn fountain into bubble bath

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LYNDHURST TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey police are searching for the person who poured industrial strength bubble bath into a park fountain on Memorial Day.

Lyndhurst Township police said they are reviewing video from various cameras in the park.

It cost more than $3,500 to repair the fountain, along with two days of work from two park employees.

Parks and Recreation Commissioner Thomas DiMaggio said it was a waste of the department's time and money to clean the fountain, and the fountain wasn't fully cleaned up until Wednesday.

“Grow up. This is a valuable piece of township property. Put your time to better use and find something to do,” he said.

Police are taking the vandalism seriously and the incident is being investigated for criminal mischief.

Officials added that they're now looking into installing security cameras for the fountain.

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