Mérida, Yucatán — Looking for whoever chopped down a row of freshly planted trees, police have taken an interest in surveillance photos of a man running down the street.
State police released photographs of a man who possibly mutilated 16 trees along Avenida Líbano in the north of the city.
A stocky young man with a shaggy haircut, scruffy beard, wearing blue denim jeans and a green shirt was captured on camera running from the scene. Police released photos on Twitter asking the public for help identifying him.
Respecto a tala de árboles Av. Líbano se solicita colaboración ciudadana con datos para conocer identidad de esta persona. Llame 9-1-1 pic.twitter.com/CAuWSLOwdl
— SSP Yucatán (@PoliciaYucatan) July 28, 2017
The photographs were obtained from a security camera in the neighborhood, and its timing has police thinking they have a likeness of their suspect.
SSP asks the public to call 911 with information.
Outraged that anyone would undermine the city’s reforestation program, the municipality has filed a complaint with the Public Prosecutor.