Police posted footage early on Monday of a vandal on his skateboard splattering paint over the George Floyd monument at Union Square.
The video shows the unnamed suspect crouching around a local monument of deceased Rep. John Lewis and fiddling with stuff in his bag before skateboarding towards the Floyd exhibit at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Monday.
He is spotted splattering grey paint over the face as well as the foundation of the George Floyd sculpture, before riding away along the western end of the park.
The film shows two individuals — likely an adult with a youngster — standing close when the culprit hurled the paint, obstructing the adult’s effort to photograph the monument.
This event is being investigated by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force.
The criminal can be seen vandalizing the George Floyd monument in photos provided by the NYPD.
The guy was spotted in a black cap, a deep green jacket, a neon green T-shirt, dark shorts, black & white shoes, and a green rucksack.
A picture uploaded on Twitter reveals George Floyd’s sculpture splashed with grey color. This is not the first time that Floyd’s statue has been vandalized. Similar damage also happened only days after it was inaugurated in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, on June 10th.
However, the George Floyd monument was later relocated to a park in Manhattan. We will keep you updated as the case unfolds itself in the coming days – till then, stay tuned!