Elsa park closes bathrooms due to vandalism

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ELSA — The city of Elsa is temporarily closing its public bathroom at Mario Leal Park after releasing a video Tuesday depicting an act of vandalism.

Due to vandalism occurring in the restrooms at Mario Leal park, the restrooms will be closed until further notice. We are sorry for the inconvenience, we are working on repairing the damages.

Posted by City of Elsa Texas on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

In the video, something is shown to be on fire at the end of the stalls in the bathroom. Jessica Garza, spokesperson for the city of Elsa and economic development director, said it was toilet paper being burned. 

The video, which was posted on the city’s Facebook page Tuesday, was sent to Garza by the park director.

According to Garza, this isn’t the first encounter of vandalism at the park.

“This happened probably the last two or three days,” she said.

Due to these acts of vandalism, the park closed the bathrooms in order to repair the damages.