RANCHO PALOS VERDES (CNS) — A group of environmental activists caused an estimated $20,000 in damage to the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes by carving a message into the grass near the fifth hole, sheriff’s officials said Monday, March 13.
The group, which calls itself an “anonymous environmental activist collective,” sent the Washington Post a video on Sunday, March 12, showing four people in dark clothes scaling a fence and using gardening tools to carve six-foot-tall letters in the grass reading: “NO MORE TIGERS. NO MORE WOODS.”
The group also sent a statement to the newspaper explaining the vandalism was a response to the Trump administration’s “blatant disregard for the environment.”
According to a statement released by the sheriff’s Lomita Station, deputies received a phone call about 8:45 a.m. Sunday from a course employee “stating someone dug into the grass at 1 Trump National Drive.”
“Moments later, the employee called back and canceled the call for unknown reasons,” the statement said. “At approximately 8:05 a.m. (Monday), deputy personnel responded to the location for a ‘vandalism’ report call. The amount of damage to the property was estimated at approximately $20,000.”
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Lomita Station at (310) 539-1661, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.