Vandal Facing Felony After Putting Googly Eyes on Revolutionary War Hero Statue
Another day, another vandal that walks the line between playing a lighthearted prank and facing felony jail time.
Someone in Savannah, Georgia pulled a prank last week where they stuck two googly eyes on a statue of Nathanael Greene. He served as a general in the Continental Army and is considered a hero of the Revolutionary War.
While the photo of the statue looks hilarious, city officials don't really see the humor. "It may look funny," the city said in a Facebook post. "But harming our historic monuments and public property is no laughing matter, in fact, it's a crime."
They are correct in saying the prank is a crime, however. If the googly eyes somehow do more than $500 in damage, the vandal could be charged with criminal damage to property, a felony. So far the cops don't have any leads.