Jefferson Davis vandalized twice within 24 hours

Published: Oct. 18, 2017 at 9:14 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 18, 2017 at 12:34 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - For the second night in a row, police were called to the Jefferson Davis statue on Monument Avenue for vandalism.

Police in the area found the words "racist" and "ban KKK" painted on the statue around between 10:45 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police had patrolled in the area just a half hour before and did not see any damage to the monument. No calls came in to report the vandalism.

This came just hours after crews cleaned off the statue after someone vandalized it Tuesday around 12:30 a.m.

Taxpayers have already spent $16,000 in removing graffiti from the Confederate monuments in the last two years.

Police say those responsible for any act of vandalism that $1,000 or more in damages may be charged with a felony.

Anyone with information about the vandalism should call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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