PHOTOS: Columbus Statue in Chula Vista Vandalized

Police are investigating after a Christopher Columbus statue was vandalized in Chula Vista Sunday.

According to police, officers were called to Discovery Park around noon after neighbors reported that someone poured red paint over the statue. When officers arrived they also found the words “genocide” and “FU” spray painted onto the figure. A brass plaque that used to be attached to the statue was also missing.

Police say they believe the vandalism happened overnight Saturday. Crews from the city responded quickly to clean the statue. Police are looking for the person or persons responsible.

(Photo credit Sara Bartlett KOGO News)

Columbus statue Chula Vista  KOGO News
Columbus statue Chula Vista  KOGO News
Columbus statue Chula Vista KOGO News

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