NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Officials at City Park say vandals stole five sport utility vehicles last weekend and drove them into nearby lagoons.
City Park spokesman John Hopper says it happened sometime late Saturday night into Sunday morning off Diagonal Drive between Zachary Taylor and Harrison Avenue.
Hopper says the suspects played "demolition derby" causing more than $50,000 in damage.
The five stolen vehicles include three John Deere Gators and two brand-new Kubotas.
City Park is offering a $1,000 reward to for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact City Park Police Chief Billy Bayle at (504) 421-9307.