Memorial Bench Destroyed

Sad incident in the Highland Park Police blotter this week:

Between 5 p.m. May 13 and 7:30 a.m. May 17, someone destroyed a memorial bench in the 4800 block of Lakeside Drive and threw the bench into Exall Lake. The bench is dedicated to Rebecca Rose Gunn, and is valued between $350 and $750.

I did some stupid stuff in high school (breaking and entering rings a bell), but this seems really low. I hope the bench can be replaced quickly, and without asking the Gunn family for some more cash.

6 thoughts on “Memorial Bench Destroyed

  • May 25, 2011 at 10:43 am
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    I’d round up the kids in the “See Ya” t-shirts and start asking questions.

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  • May 25, 2011 at 11:48 am
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    There’s a known high school party house down on Lakeside. Sounds like an act while under the influence.

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  • May 25, 2011 at 1:27 pm
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    Sounds like anonymous who called in the “See Ya” complaint also didn’t like it that only a single person had was associated with that bench memorial. Bench Memorials For Everyone Or No One!

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  • May 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm
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    Just take it out of the money earmarked for cleaning up the suds in the fountain every weekend.

    Or just redo/ rename the park for $80K, and put a new bench in the budget.

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  • May 25, 2011 at 2:38 pm
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    @ A.B. – You are funny!

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  • May 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm
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    I was about to ask how we know it was high school students, but never mind.

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