Wilmington police say woman vandalized 2 Confederate statues

Published 1:07 am Saturday, July 6, 2019

WILMINGTON (AP) — Police in Wilmington are looking for a woman who they say vandalized two Confederate statues.

Police told news outlets someone threw orange paint onto the statues sometime Thursday morning.

Surveillance video released by police shows the woman running up to a statue at around 3:15 a.m., dousing it with a bucket of paint and running away.

Two years ago, the same statues were vandalized following a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Workers spent part of the day cleaning the paint off the two statues. Police released surveillance video of a woman they say is responsible for the vandalism.