- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Twenty-five years after a vandal damaged a park bathroom in Utah, city officials got an apology letter and a $500 to cover repairs.

Orem city officials said Tuesday the letter came from an anonymous person who confessed to damaging the stall walls at Bonneville Park in 1990 and enclosed five hundred-dollar bills.

The onetime vandal expressed regret about the youthful incident, and asked that money go to underprivileged kids.

City spokesman Steven Downs says that no one on staff remembers the damage, but they were touched by the gesture. Vandalism is fairly common, and it’s usually cleaned up by people serving on cleanup crews after being caught in the act.

Downs says the cash will go to a project to build a park accessible to kids with disabilities.


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