Center Of The Horse Capital Was Burglarized
Its the center of the horse capital of the world and is authorized by the state of Florida, but it was saddled with a major loss this week.
The Florida Horse Park in Ocala opened Tuesday morning with 70 thousand dollars worth of missing property.
Brooke Warriner, grounds keeper for the horse park, said he locked the park gates late Monday night like he always does to find the locks broken off on Tuesday.
CJ Marcello, the executive director of the park said the burglars took some heavy equipment.
“They loaded some generators and assorted tools, they broke into one of our contractors trailers and took all of his equipment out of his trailer as well. They also took two Gator XUVs just like this one. Each of them were worth about 11 grand each,” he said.
Marcello said the property has been burglarized before but nothing to this magnitude.
Neither Marcello or Warriner have a clue as to who committed the burglary.
Supporters of the park have already received word of the burglary and have pitched in to donate a few of the items that were stolen.
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