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Ringling police search for City Hall vandal

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Surveillance video shows a man approaching Ringling City Hall with a brick in his hand. (Ringling PD) Surveillance video shows a man approaching Ringling City Hall with a brick in his hand. (Ringling PD)

RINGLING, Okla. -- The Ringling City Hall building was vandalized over the weekend. Investigators called it a personal attack on the city and the police department.

A man was caught on surveillance video parking his truck outside City Hall, grabbing a brick, and hurling it at the front door around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Police said they have a suspect in mind, but are not releasing his name.

The damage to the door cost the city $300 to repair. Police Chief Josh Steury said that money could have been spent on something more useful.

"The reason why I'm taking it so serious is because the money that has to pay to fix the window comes out of taxpayer money, and that's money we could use to do other stuff in our town," the chief said.

Residents said they can understand the perpetrator's anger toward the city, but don't agree with how he handled it.

"I'm sure with whoever done it was really aggravated with some of the situations that go on in our city in general," one woman told KTEN. "But like I say, two wrongs don't make a right."

Chief Steury agrees. "There's ways to voice your opinion if you're upset with the way I run my department, or if you're mad at the city," he said. "You don't need to go around causing vandalism and costing the town money. It's a lose-lose situation."

The person responsible for the vandalism could face up to a year in jail if convicted.

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