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Paint perps: Police release more photos of park arch vandals

Police released more surveillance photos of the two guys who allegedly vandalized the Washington Square Arch early on the morning of June 29.

The pair are being sought on a charge of criminal mischief for pelting the marble monument’s two George Washington statues with red-paint-filled balloons.

A surveillance photo of the man who allegedly paint-bombed the “Washington at Peace” statue. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)
Police say this man, above and below, splattered the “Washington at War” statue with red paint. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

Along with being the Father of Our Nation, Washington was also a slave owner. Of the 317 slaves at Mount Vernon, he personally owned 123, stipulating in his will that they be freed upon his wife’s death.

“Upon the decease of my wife, it is my Will & desire that all the Slaves which I hold in my own right, shall receive their freedom,” his will states.

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