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Another Uncle Sam statute vandalized in Troy


TROY, N.Y. – Troy Police are currently investigating the vandalism of a fourth Uncle Sam statue in the city.

The vandalized Uncle Sam is located at the corner of Congress Street and Fifth Avenue. The statue was found without its head. Police said the statue was vandalized sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning.

The "Greeting from Troy Stewart's" statue is the fourth Uncle Sam to have its head knocked off this year.

The head was later found in a nearby garbage can and will be repaired soon.

Police have made two arrests in the previous cases and have a good idea of who they're looking for.

"It seems pretty simple," Troy Police Captain John Cooney said. "It's just an act of vandalism by most likely a crowd that's been out late at night; possibly younger; possibly under the influence of alcohol, and we don't look at it as any real, purposeful criminal mischief. Just stupidity on the part of our offenders."

The Uncle Sam statues were placed throughout the city in April. Six different different statues have been vandalized in some way in the past six months.

Anyone with information on the latest case of vandalism is asked to contact Troy Police.       

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