NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A banjo-wielding man has been arrested after damaging the famous Charging Bull statue in Lower Manhattan.
According to the NYPD, the 42-old-suspect walked up the popular Wall Street tourist attraction and began to smash his instrument against the bull’s head and horns around 12:30 p.m.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Search: Video Shows Couple Questioned About Physical Altercation In Utah, Fiancé Told Police Road Trip Created 'Emotional Strain'
Authorities have identified the man as Tevon Varlack of Dallas, Texas.READ MORE: Feast Of San Gennaro Returns In Little Italy As Vendors Take COVID Precautions
The banjo-carrying suspect’s attack left the iconic statue with visible scratches and breaks around the bull’s right horn.MORE NEWS: Search For Suspects After Man Shot, Another Robbed While Dining Outside Philippe Restaurant On Upper East Side
Varlack has been charged with criminal mischief, criminal possession of a weapon, and disorderly conduct.