A video released by police earlier Monday captures the moment of destruction on a skateboard throwing paint on a statue of George Floyd in Union Square.
The section caught an unidentified man suspecting behind a nearby statue of the deceased Rep. John Lewis at 10:15 a.m. Sunday and messing with something in his bag before he climbed up to Floyd’s ferry.
He is seen throwing gray paint on the face and bottom of the Floyd bust and climbing up, heading northwest of the park.
Two people – apparently an adult and a child – were standing nearby imagining throwing paint, disrupting an adult’s attempt to take a photo of the statue.
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.
He is described as a light-skinned and medium-sized man, last seen wearing a black hat, a dark brown jacket, a green neon T-shirt, black shorts, black and white and a green bag.
Photo posted on Twitter shows what appears to be paint sprayed on an image that was corrupted again days after it was first released on June at East Flatbush, Brooklyn.
The statue was just taken to Manhattan park.