Someone had the bright idea to dump dishwashing detergent in the Seahorse Fountain Saturday night. This caused the fountain to bubble over with suds, as you can see in this video from NBC Action News.
The downside of the prank is it'll cost the city about $1,000 to repair the fountain, which sits along Ward Parkway near Meyer Boulevard.
A bit of history: J.C. Nichols found the fountain's center sculpture in a square in Venice, Italy, where it had stood for more than 300 years. Nichols bought it and had it shipped to KC, where it has been since 1924.
According to Garden-Fountains.com, the fountain has been vandalized and damaged throughout the years. And, yes, this is another reason that we can't have nice things.