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: New York City Comptroller Claims Education Department Forced Students To Fall Behind By Not Fulfilling Remote Learning Device Requests
Authorities have identified the man as Tevon Varlack of Dallas, Texas.READ MORE: 'Our Guardian Angel'; Long Island Teen Spots Neighbors' Home Burning, Rushes In To Save Family
The banjo-carrying suspect’s attack left the iconic statue with visible scratches and breaks around the bull’s right horn.MORE NEWS: Tagged Bear With Large Social Media Following Euthanized After Getting Hit By Vehicle In Easton, Connecticut
Varlack has been charged with criminal mischief, criminal possession of a weapon, and disorderly conduct.