Caught On Camera: Man Vandalizes George Floyd Statue In Manhattan
Manhattan: A statue of George Floyd was vandalized and the person responsible was caught on camera.
Yesterday, authorities shared footage showing a skateboarding man throwing paint over a statue of the late George Floyd in a park, which had been placed there a couple of days before.
The man has not yet been identified but the footage shows him making his way towards the statue wearing a backpack at around 10:15 am on October 2.
The suspect is clearly throwing paint on the bronze statue’s face, before buzzing off north of the park, as per New York Post.
Reports say that an adult and a child saw the man as the adult was about to take a picture of the statue.
The video shows the suspect wearing a green/yellowish shirt, a dark jacket, black knee-high socks, white socks, black and white sports shoes, a green backpack and a black hat. He is being described as a medium-sized man with a light skin tone.
The same memorial was also vandalized at its previous location in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, just a few days after its unveiling on Juneteenth, the federal holiday that marks the freeing of African American slaves.
The case of vandalism is currently being investigated by NY Police’s Hate Crimes Task Force…
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