'Kissing Sailor' statue vandalized

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida want to know who spray-painted "#MeToo" on the leg of a statue depicting a sailor and a dental assistant kissing at the end of World War II.

The incident happened a day after the veteran depicted in the statue and iconic photo died. 

Sarasota police said in a news release that officers found the phrase painted in red on the left leg of the woman in the "Unconditional Surrender" statue in Sarasota early Tuesday. The paint covered the length of the nurse's leg.

Police said officers didn't find any spray paint bottles in the area. No other objects were defaced.

Authorities estimate the damage to the statue at more than $1,000. They say the incident occurred sometime Monday afternoon or evening.

George Medonsa, the sailor who kissed dental assistant Greta Zimmer Friedman, died Sunday at 95.

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Truthseeker

It's discussing that a racist, woman beating member of society would do this. It just shows how low the socialist (democrat) party has become in brain washing their subjects. If they put all the effort they've been doing harassing our President, and put that into a JOB, we wouldn't have these problems. #WinWithSocialism #MakeAmericaPoorAgain #BernieCanDoIT

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