NYPD seek skateboarder who tossed paint on George Floyd statue, it’s second vandal incident


Rocco Parascandola

New York Daily News

A skateboarding vandal was caught on video released Monday tossing paint on the George Floyd statue in Union Square.

The NYPD said they’re searching for the skateboarder, who was described as light-skinned, wearing black and green and carrying a green backpack.

The incident happened 10:15 a.m. Sunday, with the suspect riding up to the statue, slinging paint from a can, then casually skateboarding away, the video shows.

It was the second time memorial was vandalized. In June, four men wearing bandannas spray-painted a white supremacist graffiti on the statue, which at the time was displayed at Flatbush Junction in Brooklyn.

The statue was removed, cleaned and later placed in Union Square, where it was unveiled last week.

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