IDYLLWILD (CBSLA.com) — Police are looking for vandalism suspects after a deer sculpture that is part of a town-wide public art display was demolished on Friday night, with pieces found in a bank parking lot Saturday morning.
The damaged deer was on display at the Town Monument on Village Center Drive, and painted by noted artists Fariad and Jennifer Ali. It is part of a public art project called “Deer Sightings,” which was created in 2013, and includes sculptures painted by local artists.
Marc Kassouf, the president of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild, which sponsors the display, stated in a news release that the organization is “outraged at this cruel and violent act of vandalism.”
According to the release, police in the Riverside County town are hopeful that security camera footage from nearby businesses, including the bank, will be helpful in finding suspects.
Another sculpture was stolen from in front of La Casita Restuarant during the Super Bowl weekend in 2014, and has since been replaced by the Art Alliance.
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