Police investigating vandalism at Portsmouth corn maze


PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WPRI) — The corn maze at Escobar’s Highland Farm was vandalized Friday night, according to a posting on the attraction’s Facebook page.

“Port-a-johns were tipped over, picnic tables were flipped over, signs were pulled out of the ground and broken and quite a bit of corn was damaged,” said Bill Clarke on a posting to Facebook.

Photos showed several corn stalks were stomped down. Clarke said in his post that police were notified.

Besides miniature bottles of liquor in the vicinity, farm employees also found a shoe near some of the damaged corn stalks.

“It’s hard for me to imagine anyone could find pleasure in being destructive,” Louie Escobar tells Eyewitness News.

Repairs were made and everything was back to normal by Sunday. Clarke noted there are only a few weeks left before the maze closes down for the year.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Portsmouth Police Department.

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