Vandals strike Belle Chasse Library

Vandals strike Belle Chasse Library

BELLE CHASSE, LA (WVUE) - Plaquemines Parish deputies are looking for whoever is responsible for vandalism at the Belle Chasse Library.

It happened the weekend of May 7-8, 2016. According to library staff, the courtyard book drop was smeared inside with what they believe was a whipped cream cake icing.

"If items were exposed to this they would have been ruined completely. An adaptive computer workstation for the sight-challenged is located just beneath this book drop, and it could have suffered catastrophic damage due to any liquids," Assistant Library Director Patricia Walker said.

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's deputies will patrol the area around the library. A spokesman for the parish says the library is looking into adding security cameras.

"I feel personally violated, because here we provide a public service to the community and I feel attacked, it really disturbs our peace of mind and is confusing as to why it is happening." Branch Assistant Librarian Barbara Nash said.

The parish government is asking parents to have a serious conversation with their children about the pulling pranks and the consequences they may face from their actions.

Anyone who knows about the incident and can help police solve this case is asked to call the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office at 504-564-2525.

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