http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,17859624-17001,00.html VANDALS have broken into Darwin City Council headquarters and urinated into the motorcycle helmets of its parking inspectors. The council's director of community services John Banks said yesterday: "The officers are sometimes subjected to some abuse and criticism but they shouldn't have to put up with this sort of thing," he said. The vandals didn't steal from the compound or damage anything else in it. They lined up five motorcycle helmets used by parking officers and urinated in them. It is believed the vandals struck early Friday morning. Council staff found the helmets later that morning. They have since been replaced, at a total cost of $950. "It's a pretty disappointing thing to happen," Mr Banks said. He said he was surprised people would target parking officers. "They do a very difficult job and do it very well," he said. "Often they get compliments from the public." A fine in Darwin will set you back either $20 or $50. The council's eight parking officers are now keeping their helmets inside at night. "It's poor treatment of the officers and a waste of ratepayers money," Mr Banks said. He said the council was not hopeful the offenders would be caught.