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Cambridge school 'snack shack' attacked

Posted at: 10/14/2013 2:36 PM
Updated at: 10/14/2013 5:55 PM
By: Mark Mulholland



CAMBRIDGE - It's known around here as the "snack shack." It's where the athletic booster club and Cambridge Youth Football serve up food to hungry sports fans.

And this weekend it was thrown for a loss.

Members of the football board showed up Sunday morning to find broken windows, and everything inside dumped out or dumped over.

The vandals didn't take much. Only some candy, soda and gum. But they did some serious damage.

"Complete devastation inside the building itself," said Cambridge-Greenwich Police Chief George Bell. "Everything that wasn't nailed down was tipped over, trashed, oil from the deep fryers was tipped over, cleaning agents on it. Soda cans opened, sprayed around, windows smashed."

Police say the vandals also knocked over and damaged the port-a-potties.

But the show went on Sunday at the football field and the youth football playoff game was played.

As members of the community were scrambling to get the mess cleaned up, police were zeroing in on three suspects.

By Monday afternoon, they charged 19-year-old NaCarlos Horsey with two counts of felony burglary.

They say he and two 14-year olds also broke into storage units, just off Main St. And they stole a dirt bike in Jackson.

The people who run the concession stand as one of their most important fundraisers are left with one question: Why?

"And why would you go down there and destroy something that we work so hard at putting together for the kids of the community," said Greg Toleman a member of the board of directors of Cambridge Youth Football.

Police say when it's all said and done, they expect to charge Horsey with three counts of felony burglary and several counts of felony criminal mischief.

The two 14-year-olds are being referred to Family Court.