Authorities search for vandals who fed goats beer, fast food at LI nature preserve

June 26, 2019 - 7:38 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Vandals at a Long Island nature preserve who thought they had destroyed surveillance footage were mistaken.

And now authorities are hoping someone recognizes the suspected trespassers who allegedly fed fast food and beer to goats.

Smithtown Public Safety Deputy Chief Kevin McPadden says the incident happened on February 21 at the Sweetbriar Nature Center.

An IT volunteer was able to recover the footage after a corroded storage card was found in a pond on the site.

The footage actually captures one of the vandals saying, "I'm throwing it into the water, don't worry." 

Anyone who has information regarding the suspects is asked to call the Department of Public Safety at 631-360-7553. All calls will remain confidential.

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