ORANGEBURG, N.Y. -- A local college student turned himself into Orangetown Police on Thursday, admitting that he was the person who was driving the white pick-up truck that extensively damaged the main playing field at the Rockland Gaelic Athletic Association in Orangeburg, according to Orangetown police.
The man, who police have not identified because he has not been charged with any crime, may face felony criminal mischief charges if the association presses charges, police said.
Surveillance footage caught the white 2014 or 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck the man was driving with three to four occupants that drove onto the Rockland Gaelic Athletic Association fields and intentionally inflicted damage by performing donuts for two minutes.
The incident took place on Friday, Oct. 7 around 9:15 p.m. The car approached the fields from Old Orangeburg Road, and after doing donuts for roughly two minutes, fled the same way, police said.
Association Chairman Vince Tyer told lohud.com that the league was waiting for a total of repair costs, but beleive they may run between $10,000 and $20,000. lohud.com.
Tyler added the damage could cancel the playing season for adults and some 600 children, according to lohud.com.
Gaelic football is similar to rugby where two 15-player teams score points by kicking a leather ball up the field and into the other team's goals. The association started in 1973, offers other Irish sports, including hurling, lohud.com reported.
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