You could say they’re keeping their eyes peeled for the perp.
In Savannah, Georgia, local authorities are looking for the prankster who stuck googly eyes on the monument of Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene.
“Who did this?!” asked the city’s official Facebook page on Thursday. “It may look funny but harming our historic monuments and public property is no laughing matter, in fact, it’s a crime!”
According to police public coordinator Bianca Johnson, the vandal would face trespassing charges for hopping over a security fence.
“It is a trespassing,” she told BuzzFeed News. “It is technically a crime, so we are going to be looking at the [surveillance] cameras and seeing what comes of it.”
The internet, however, disagrees. Many have ridiculed Savannah officials for being so serious over a prank.
“I always wanted to visit Savannah, but now that I see how unsafe it is, no thanks,” one commenter said sarcastically. “I’ll consider it once they catch this psychopath. Is the FBI involved yet?”
Another added: “Turns out that I’m nowhere near white enough to be outraged by this.”
But the cops are firm on pursuing the investigation, explaining that inaction could lead to more instances like it.
“We want people to understand we don’t want to see this kind of thing happening,” Johnson said. “They need to know they can’t go around doing whatever they want to our statues.”
Via BuzzFeed News