Detectives are looking for the bigot who tarnished Wall Street’s famous Charging Bull statue, City Hall and other areas of Lower Manhattan with swastikas in a hate-filled graffiti pattern.
Early on Wednesday morning, the NYPD released video and photos of the suspect responsible for the vile vandalism, in which he tarnished locations with the infamous symbol of Nazis and white supremacists.
Police said the first incident happened at about 1 p.m. on Dec. 3, when the ignorant thug painted three swastikas on a wall at a construction site located at 10 Maiden Lane.
Ten days later, at about 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13, the vandal scrawled a swastika onto a pillar near the entrance to City Hall, off the corner of Beekman Street and Park Row.
He’s shown on camera footage that police obtained scrawling the hate symbol on the pillar before calmly walking away from the scene. Police said he was last observed heading southbound on foot along Park Row to parts unknown.
The next evening, authorities said, the suspect painted the hate symbol onto the Charging Bull statue in front of 25 Broadway at about 10:09 p.m. on Dec. 14. He’s pictured on camera marring the symbol of Wall Street’s economic might with what appeared to be white paint.
After marring the metal bovine, police noted, the bigot fled on foot northbound along Morris Street.
Each of the three incidents were reported to the 1st Precinct, and referred to the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force for further investigation.
Cops described the hateful vandal as a man with a light complexion who wore a black-and-gray poncho, black jeans and multi-colored sneakers while carrying a black backpack. Police said he also appears to walk with a limp.
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.