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Myriad Garden prankster comes forward, pays for damage


OKLAHOMA CITY – One individual has come forward in the St. Patrick’s Day prank that dyed the water at the Myriad Gardens green.

According to the Myriad Gardens, an attorney has come forward on behalf of an anonymous client who has offered to pay restitution for the entire cleanup cost in the amount of $9,700.

The Gardens accepted the offer and will not press charges.

“We feel fortunate that this individual decided to come forward and make good on the damage caused by what was undoubtedly a prank not meant to cause harm or damage,” said Maureen Heffernan, executive director of the Myriad Gardens Foundation. “We’ve recouped our cleanup cost and by making this announcement, we hope we’re sending a message that pranks that may seem harmless can in fact be very costly. Thankfully none of our brides that week was too traumatized by the ‘bonus color’ added to their weddings, and none of our fish, ducks, turtles or other wildlife was harmed. As Kermit would say, it wasn’t easy being green, but all is now well.”