Police in California is looking for a couple who ‘vandalized’ a Black Lives Matter mural with black paint.
The Martinez Police Department said they are looking for an unidentified male and female, who appear to be wearing Make American Great Again apparel after they defaced a city-sanctioned Black Lives Matter mural with black paint.
According to KPIX-TV, the City of Martinez approved the Black Lives Matter mural and allowed community members to paint the artwork on the Fourth of July.
Footage shows the woman pouring a can of black paint over part of the mural and using a paint roller to cover the bright yellow letters.
“It appeared that the couple came to the mural with cans of paint and a roller with the specific purpose of vandalizing over the mural,” the Martinez Police Department said in a statement. “The community spent a considerable amount of time painting this mural only to have the suspects destroy it by dumping and rolling paint over part of the message.”
Once police were notified of what happened, the suspects were gone, the department said.
Police have a description of the suspects’ car and their license plate number.
“The City of Martinez values tolerance and the damage to the mural was divisive and hurtful,” police said. “Please help us identify those that are responsible for this crime, so they can be held accountable for their actions.”
2- Police are investigating and have released the license plate number of the alleged couple who attempted to paint over the #mural.https://t.co/RF0VmwBayg#BlackLivesMatter #BLM #RacialInjustice #AllLivesMatter #Martinez #BayArea pic.twitter.com/OCfOR8Z5Xc— Anser Hassan (@AnserHassan) July 6, 2020
The Martinez Police Department asked that if any members of the public can identify the male and female involved in the incident, they should call the Dispatch Center at 925-372-3440 with the information.
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