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Man arrested in Grand Island for vandalizing “offensive” yard decoration

Suspect said the statue was racist
The yard decoration appears to be an antique yard statue that depicts a black child holding a...
The yard decoration appears to be an antique yard statue that depicts a black child holding a fishing pole. The fishing pole was knocked off the statue.(Grand Island Police)
Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 1:03 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2021 at 1:14 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A Lexington man was arrested in Grand Island over the weekend for vandalizing a yard decoration that he said was offensive.

The incident happened on Saturday around 9 a.m. in the 100 block of South Kimball Street.

According to Grand Island Police, Anshah Mohamed Anshah and an another person were in the area when they spotted the yard decoration. Ansahah told police his friend found the decoration to be offense and racist, that’s when police said Anshah took it upon himself to vandalize the antique decoration.

The yard decoration appears to be an antique yard statue that depicts a black child holding a fishing pole. The fishing pole was knocked off the statue.

Police said when the owner went to see what was happening, Anshah told the woman quote, “You better go inside or I’ll shoot you.”

Anshah was later found and arrested for terroristic threats, criminal mischief and possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

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