By Jared Felkins

By Matt Masters

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Authorities caught two young teens after they vandalized playground equipment last Monday night at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet.

mmasters@lebanondemocrat.com

Authorities caught two young teens after they vandalized playground equipment last Monday night at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet. 

Two 13-year-old boys were captured on surveillance video climbed on and damaged two xylophones while they tried to climb onto the roof of a pavilion at about 7:30 p.m. at Charlie Daniels Park.

According to a police report, an officer was dispatched to the park Tuesday morning when a parks employee discovered the vandalism. 

The video showed the two white boys, who were unidentified due to their ages, work together to damage the property. One of the boys successfully climbed on top of the pavilion while the other carried the broken xylophone around the park.

Police contacted both boys’ mothers, and the mothers told police they wanted to speak with Mt. Juliet Parks Director Rocky Lee.

While the report lists two counts of vandalism greater than $500, one against each boy, Lee said he wanted to meet with the parents before any charges, if any, were issued.