The Savannah Police Department is searching for the suspect who defaced a historic statue with googly eyes, reports WSAV.
“Who did this?! Someone placed googly eyes on our historic #NathanaelGreene statue in #JohnsonSquare,” the official City of Savannah Government account wrote on its Facebook page in a post Thursday.
“It may look funny but harming our historic monuments and public property is no laughing matter, in fact, it’s a crime,” the post continued.
Bianca Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Savannah Police Department, told BuzzFeed News that authorities have been reviewing surveillance footage of the statue and said the vandalism would constitute trespassing.
“If we didn’t do anything this thing could get out of hand,” Johnson continued. “We want people to understand we don’t want to see this kind of thing happening. They need to know they can’t go around doing whatever they want to our statues.”
According to a Georgia law, defiling or mutilating a grave marker, monument or memorial devoted to a deceased person who served in the military is considered criminal trespass, which is a misdemeanor offense.