A 37-year-old skateboarder who allegedly threw paint on a George Floyd statue in Manhattan’s Union Square Park was arrested Monday, cops stated.
Micah Beals, of Rutgers Street, was charged with second-degree legal mischief for allegedly tossing paint on the sculpture round 10:15 a.m. Oct. 3, in line with police.
Video launched by cops quickly after the vandalism confirmed the second he rode as much as the statue and splashed it with paint.
“The individual threw gray paint on the face and base of the statue and then fled the location while still riding on the skateboard,” the NYPD stated in a report on the incident.
The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force investigated and launched video surveillance of the person that confirmed him inside the 14th Street station — the F line at Sixth Avenue — earlier than the incident, in line with police.