Georgia Football Coach Goes on Vandalism Spree with Middle Schoolers

DEC 18 2007 MARIETTA GEORGIA — John Hayes is out of jail on $2500 bond. Hayes is charged with trespassing, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and reckless conduct are the charges.

Police say John S. Hayes, 42, loaded several middle schoolers into the back of his pickup truck, and drove them around after dark and damaged Christmas displays. Christmas displays were smashed and slashed. The group even positioned several homeowners’ displays in X-rated configurations, including placing reindeer in sexual positions, WGCL reports.

A neighbor followed the rampage, and confronted Hayes, who said he was just having a bit of fun. Police say that Hayes has not been cooperative in helping identify the youths involved in the vandalism.