Hidden cameras captured images of the suspects who may have kicked in the door of City Park’s much-beloved carousel amusement ride on early Sunday morning. The intruders damaged the antique wooden horses, broke glass and scrawled racist and sexually profane messages during a spree that will cost $10,000 to repair, according to City Park officials.

On Wednesday, City Park representative Amanda Frentz said that the park management was working in concert with the New Orleans Police Department to identify the perpetrators. Though there had been no progress to report yet.


City Park officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of vandals who kicked in the door of the antique carousel early Sunday morning, then damaged the lovingly preserved amusement ride that was constructed in 1906. (Photo by Chris Granger, NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)

Meanwhile, the attack on the 114-year-old attraction has prompted offers of donations to aid in the repairs. Frentz said that contributions can be made via the City Park website.

Check back for updates on this ongoing story.

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