Knights repair vandalized UCF pegasus statue
After a campus pegasus statue was vandalized during the UCF football season opener against FIU on Sept. 3, a team of Knights are working to repair it.
"Burnett Honors College alumnus Jeff Douglass, who contributed significantly to the original cost of the sculpture in 2007, has offered to cover the cost of repairs," UCF spokesman Mark Schlueb said.
The costs turned out to be minimal, and College of Engineering professor Ali Gordon recruited mechanical and Aerospace engineering majors to repair it. The seniors removed the statue Tuesday and moved it to the manufacturing lab at the college, where the Limbitless Solutions team produces 3D-printed arms and hands for children.
Schlueb said the team began to design and form the statue Wednesday and plan to have it back to its place before the next home football game Saturday.
The UCF Police Department is still searching for those responsible for the damage to the statue shown in a released video.
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