Vandals also target safe Porpoise Pool
COFFS Harbour’s Pet Porpoise Pool was left picking up the pieces of its second vandalism attack in five years.
The popular tourist attraction had four glass doors and windows smashed as the culprits behind Sunday morning’s rampage threw a pot plant through the plate glass windows, along with an empty bottle of vodka.
Pet Porpoise Pool chief executive Paige Sinclair said the on-site caretaker heard the commotion about 1am on Sunday.
“The caretaker immediately turned on the lights after hearing the breaking glass,” Ms Sinclair said.
“He saw the shadows of the offenders as they ran from the scene.
“It is just such a reckless act of vandalism, we usually don’t get hit because the community tends to look after the Pet Porpoise Pool.
“This, I guess, was just a senseless act by a group of intoxicated youths.”
The latest incidence of vandalism, costing about $2000, has prompted a security upgrade.
“By the weekend we should have sensor lights in place and a sign near our security cameras saying, ‘smile you are on camera’,” she said.