Man Who Beheaded CT Columbus Statue Ordered to Pay for Repairs

May 24, 2021 508

A superior court judge has ordered Brandon Ambrose, of New York, to pay a hefty fine for beheading a Columbus statue in Waterbury, Conn. during last summer’s protests and riots. Security camera footage showed Ambrose hitting and breaking the statue with a large hammer in the early morning hours of July 4, 2020, according to WNPR.

Police said Ambrose attempted to sell the nose of the statue online. Due to the evidence, he turned himself in days after the crime and was charged with criminal mischief and desecration of property. Those charges could be dropped if Ambrose completes a criminal diversion program.

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