Iowa City Police Identify Suspect in Herky Statue Vandalism

By Forrest Saunders

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa City police think they know who damaged a Herky on Parade statue earlier this week.

The Organic Herky statue stood at the entrance to the pedestrian mall. Officials believe the statue’s ankles were cracked when someone tried to tackle it.

Police said they’ve identified a suspect and may charge the person with criminal mischief. Meanwhile, the damaged statue has been removed for repairs that are estimated to cost $1,300 dollars.

“We will charge this person in every way that we can. Hopefully folks will know that we do intend to prosecute these folks,” said Joshua Schamberger, who heads the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Organic Herky is the third statue to be vandalized since the more than 80 statues were unveiled earlier this year.

l Comments: (319) 368-8610; forrest.saunders@kcrg.com

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