Man charged with vandalizing Christopher Columbus statue in Yonkers park

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 08:39AM
A man was arrested on chargs of vandalizing a Columbus statue.


YONKERS, Westchester County - A man is under arrest in Westchester County, accused of vandalizing a statue of Christopher Columbus.

The bust of Columbus was discovered missing from its pedestal in Columbus Park in Yonkers last month.

It was later found damaged.

27-year-old Emmanuel Santiago Batista is charged with criminal mischief.

Police say he damaged the bust by striking it with a baseball bat.
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