Earlier this morning the news broke that vandals had destroyed one of the playgrounds at Elmer Thomas Park in Lawton. It was the playground next to Miracle League Field near the old National Guard Armory.

At this time LPD (Lawton Police Department) is still investigating and I'm sure LFD (Lawton Fire Department) is too. So far we haven't seen or heard any updates about the vandalism and arson, or if they have any leads.

Vandals, more like arsonists, destroyed this playground at Elmer Thomas Park in Lawton, OK.

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TSM Lawton: Critter

We went by there this morning to check it out and get pictures. You could still smell the smoke and burnt plastic. Sadly most of the playground equipment will have to be replaced. It was all burnt up and melted.

It was all taped off with caution tape but you could get close enough to see all the damage. The slide was completely melted and all the metal, even the steps and benches looked like they had been torched.

Most if not all of the playground and structures will have to be replaced due to the damage

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TSM Lawton: Critter

Hopefully, they catch whoever is responsible for this. If you know anything or have any tips contact LPD. You can give them a call at (580) 581-3270 or visit their official website by clicking here to submit a message.

You can also contact the LPD on Facebook by clicking here. Between LPD and the LFD they'll get to the bottom of all this. As punishment, whoever did it should have to repair and replace everything they destroyed.

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