Chainsaw-wielding vandals cut down trees at Trump-run golf course

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President Donald Trump ran up a steep security tab in New York City before taking office in January.

Now, a Bronx golf course operated by the Trump Organization might be in need of a little more protection.

Two men with a chainsaw jumped over an 8-foot-high fence along the 15th hole of Trump Links at Ferry Point in New York and started toppling trees on Tuesday morning, CBS New York reported.

Four trees were taken down, each between 20 and 30 feet tall. The course manager said this isn't the first time it's happened.

Cornelius Hodges, who lives a couple of doors down on Robinson Avenue, has a theory.

"Well, at least you can see the golf course better, you know. It wouldn't block your view. That's the only thing I can understand," he said.

A golf course maintenance crew scared off the would-be lumberjacks. They left behind their chainsaw.

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