Recent damage reports by local businesses have Brazil City Police Chief Terry Harrison urging skateboarders, and their parents, to be more aware of their activities.
"The child could be court ordered to perform community service and, if they have a job, forced to pay restitution for damages," Harrison said. "If the responsibility to pay for the damages is not placed on the minor child, then the parent could be made responsible."
With reports of parking blocks being removed, walls and sidewalks damaged from attempts to "ramp or bounce off" them and hanging around in areas after being asked to leave, Harrison said individuals could face various criminal mischief and trespassing charges or be potentially sued by the property owner.
"We don't like being the bad guys all the time," Harrison said. "I used to skateboard when I was a kid, so I understand how they feel. But the skateboarders, and their parents, need to understand if something is damaged, someone has to pay for it."