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Monument of hero in American revolution gets ‘googly eyes’ makeover

/ 05:27 PM October 15, 2018

Image: City of Savannah Government via Storyful

Authorities in Savannah, Georgia, United States are keeping a close eye on potential leads after a monument dedicated to hero Nathanael Greene was defaced.

An Oct. 11 Facebook post from the City of Savannah Government shared images of the monument which features a likeness, of Greene — a general from the Revolutionary War — that has been altered with the addition of a pair of “googly eyes.”

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Who did this?! Someone placed googly eyes on our historic #NathanaelGreene statue in #JohnsonSquare. It may look funny…

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Posted by City of Savannah Government on Thursday, October 11, 2018

The post stated, “It may look funny but harming our historic monuments and public property is no laughing matter, in fact, it’s a crime.”

Certainly, many netizens who commented on the Facebook post found it funny.

“It disturbs me that I’m missing two mint condition, extremely rare, 1733 googly eyes from my collection,” noted one Facebook user.

Police were reported to be studying CCTV footage to identify the culprit. JB

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