VALMEYER, Ill. (AP) — A farmer says vandals with a pickup truck caused thousands of dollars of damage to his corn crop in southwestern Illinois.

Tim Cowell lives miles from his farmland in Monroe County, near Valmeyer, and he believes the destruction of nearly seven acres of corn took place over two days.

The farmer calls himself "very aggravated" and estimates damage to be close to $10,000.

Cowell thinks he knows who the culprits were. A neighbor spotted the vandals driving from the scene and jotted down the license plate number.

Cowell says one teen has already apologized.

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