LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The LAPD is asking the public’s help to find a brazen graffiti artist who tagged the hind quarters of one of its horses in broad daylight.
The incident of vandalism occurred Tuesday at Venice Beach.READ MORE: Staples At Full Capacity For First Time Since March Of 2020 As Clippers Make History
While working a crime-suppression detail at Venice Beach, an unknown suspect marked the horse, a member of the LAPD’s Metropolitan Division’s Mounted Platoon.
The silver graffiti was removed from “Charly” later that evening.
CBS2’s Rachel Kim said someone tagged the initials R.B.S. on Charly.READ MORE: Digital Version Of COVID Vaccine Card Now Available To All Californians
She also spoke to Venice residents who were shocked at the brazen act.
“I think it’s unfortunate, but people love to tag things in Venice, so really, I guess a horse is just the next step,” said Mark Stegall.
“It’s cruel and it’s not respectful,” said Robert Kendall. “It’s bad for the animals and it’s just people who want to mess with the status quo and I think it’s pretty awful.”MORE NEWS: Caught On Camera: Mother, Daughters Working At San Bernardino Taco Stand Attacked
Anyone with information about the vandalism incident is asked to call Pacific Division Detectives at (310) 482-6313.