Vandals cut down trees on a Donald Trump-owned golf course in the Bronx Tuesday morning.
The local CBS affiliate reported two men climbed over the eight-foot fence near the 15th hole at the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point and began slicing trees down with a chainsaw.
Four trees between 20 and 30 feet fell, and a course manager claimed it was not the first instance of such an incident. A maintenance crew, the CBS affiliate noted, chased away the vandals, who left their chainsaw on the course.
Cornelius Hodges a resident in the area told the outlet, “Well at least you can see the golf course better, you know. It wouldn’t block your view. That’s the only thing I can understand.”
The motive behind the severing of the trees remains unclear, but according to the New York Daily News, a proposal has been put forth by the Trump organization to expand the Jack Nicklaus-designed course further out, making it eligible for major tournaments. That proposal, however, has angered activists.
Police are still searching for the vandals and no arrests have yet been made.