Video launched by cops early Monday captures the second a vandal on a skateboard tossed paint on a George Floyd statue in Union Square.
The clip caught the unidentified suspect ducking behind a close-by statue of the late Rep. John Lewis round 10:15 a.m. Sunday and messing with one thing in his backpack earlier than he skateboarded towards the Floyd set up.
He is proven hurling grey paint on the face and base of the Floyd bust after which driving off, heading north on the west facet of the park.
Two folks — apparently an grownup and little one — had been standing close by because the suspect flung the paint, thwarting the grownup’s try and take a photograph of the statue, the footage reveals.
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.
The suspect is described as a male with a light-weight complexion and medium construct, final seen sporting a black hat, a darkish inexperienced jacket, a neon inexperienced T-shirt, black shorts, black and white sneakers and a inexperienced backpack.
A photo posted on Twitter reveals what seems to be paint splattered on the statue that was additionally defaced days after it was first unveiled on Juneteenth in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.
The statue was not too long ago moved to the Manhattan park.