Posted on March 9, 2023

Photos Show Pair Who Scrawled ‘Murderer’ on Christopher Columbus Statue

Allie Griffin, New York Post, March 7, 2023

Police on Monday released images and a video of the two vandals who allegedly scrawled the word “murderer” in red spray paint across the statue of Christopher Columbus in Central Park last month.

Surveillance footage shows the destructive duo climb over barricades protecting the statue of the Italian explorer — with spray cans in tow — on Feb. 26.

A woman in a bright orange coat painted over the “Columbus” text with the “murderer” accusation, according to the video.


The graffiti artists also spray-painted “Give us our land back” on the bronze and granite sculpture.