UCF pegasus statue vandalized, suspects at large
The UCF Police Department is searching for two men associated with vandalism of the UCF pegasus statue outside the Burnett Honors College during Thursday's UCF vs. FIU football game.
On Friday, the college released a video, which was captured Thursday at 6:38 p.m., showing one man attempting to ride the Wind Dancer sculpture while the other man films him. Burnett Honors College Dean Alvin Wang is awarding $100 for any information leading to the identification of the suspects.
Two men were caught on camera Thursday trying to ride the pegasus statue in front of the UCF Burnett Honors College. Video courtesy UCF Burnett Honors College
Burnett has not received any information regarding the incident, but there is an ongoing UCF Police investigation.
Courtney Gilmartin, UCF Police spokeswoman, said once found, those responsible will face punishments associated with vandalism and even a possibility of pending criminal charges.
The Wind Dancer is the largest 3D pegasus statue on campus and was created by former UCF employee and award-winning sculptor, Mindy Colton.
Those with information can contact Burnett Honors College at email@example.com or can contact UCF PD at 407-823-5555.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Veronica Brezina is a Contributing Writer for the Central Florida Future.