On August 10, a soccer mom and dad say, a Dallas parks employee destroyed their league's goal posts and then threw them into a creek that feeds into White Rock Lake. Members of the Dallas Park Board, meanwhile, maintained last week that they don't know whether that's true. In the meantime, the park department is replacing the goal posts and investigating the incident, they told Councilman Mark Clayton. To help speed along the investigation, here is some more footage of a man in a work uniform standing next to a city of Dallas truck that has a destroyed soccer goal post attached to it. The footage was provided to us by Clayton's office.
The sound quality isn't great, but here are some quotes from the videos below that we were able to make out:
"I don't understand [why] you break this," the father tells the worker.
"You guys have been instructed to take it down," the worker responds. To his credit, the worker then calls up the reservation office to say that the family is complaining. He tells the woman on the phone that the parents are saying they paid for two fields, but the woman tells him they didn't. The parents correct the worker, explaining that they paid for one field, never used it, and were using another field. He says that's not allowed.
"The goals, I was instructed to [unintelligible word], because they put their own goals there," the worker says to the lady on the phone. Later, he says: "I have the goals in chains. I was gong to bring them to ..." and the spot he was apparently planning to bring them to is another unintelligible word. Later, the goal posts somehow ended up in the creek, as CBS11 discovered when they interviewed the parents two weeks ago.
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