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Man damages 'Charging Bull' statue with banjo

Posted at 12:20 PM, Sep 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-08 13:20:13-04

NEW YORK, NY — A man damages wall street's famous "Charging Bull" statue by attacking it with a banjo.

Police say 42-year-old Kevin Varlack was seen striking the bull shortly after noon on Saturday.

Varlack was charged with criminal mischief, criminal possession of a weapon and disorderly conduct.

Video shows the statue with cuts at the base of one of its horns.

The bull is a symbol of american financial resilience in the wake of the 1987 stock market crash.

The statue was installed in 1989 by artist Arturo Di Modica and it's not the first time it has been vandalized.

Paint was also dumped on the bull in 2008 and 2017.