LAWRENCE, Kan. — A Scrooge has vandalized a stone buffalo sculpture that was decorated for the holidays near a busy Lawrence intersection.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the sculpture was adorned with a wreath on Friday. But by Saturday morning, both of its sides were marred with a silver reflective paint.

Lawrence Director of Arts and Culture Porter Arneill says the city will assess how to remove the paint without damaging the sculpture. He says the city needs to determine what kind of paint was used, the type and grade of stone, and whether the sculpture was treated with any kind of polish.

Sculptor Jim Patti designed the buffalo as part of the 1988 Kansas Sculpture Association Stone Symposium, which was designed to promote interest in sculpture and the use of Kansas limestone.

Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World,

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