SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Police say vandals have damaged an elaborate sandcastle in front of the South Padre Island Visitors Center.

South Padre Island police are seeking four men in connection with the $24,000 in vandalism discovered Friday during spring break.

Police said it happened around 1:40 a.m. Friday.

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sandcastle vandalized (YouTUbe: Visit South Padre Island)

One of the suspects climbed the flagpole and stole the South Padre Island flag.

The sandcastle featured 2018 “Welcome” and “Happy Easter” greetings, along with stylish sand renderings of structures and animals.

South Padre Island police are checking security video for further clues in locating the suspects, who could face criminal mischief and theft charges.

Anyone with information can call the South Padre Island Police Department at (956) 761-5454.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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