$3M Myrtle Beach special needs playground vandalized with ‘Pokemon Go’ spray paint

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Myrtle Beach police officers are searching for two teens wanted for vandalizing a special needs playground that is nearing completion at the Market Common.

According to a police report, vandals were seen walking around Savannah’s Playground on Farrow Parkway around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday spray-painting items all over the park.

Character names from the popular game “Pokemon Go” could be seen painted on the sidewalks and trees as well as “profane and obscene gestures.  An electrical box, water fountain, signs, playground equipment and a port-John was also damaged.

The playground is named after Savannah Thompson. She’s a student at Socastee High who has Williams Syndrome. When she was 4-years-old, complications from a surgery gave her brain damage and forced her into a coma.  Since then, she has fought against the odds and made a name for herself in the community; especially in the sports world with Special Olympics.

The total cost for the playground when complete will be nearly $3 million. It is slated to open on Labor Day.

A witness told police the suspects were white males, 17-19 years old, wearing dark clothing and were seen leaving in a silver in color truck.

If you have any information on this, please contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

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