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UNLPD: Memorial Stadium statue, fraternity house, both vandalized

The famous "National Champions" statue outside the east entrance to Memorial Stadium was spray...
The famous "National Champions" statue outside the east entrance to Memorial Stadium was spray painted over the weekend.(Ryan Swanigan (KOLN))
Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 4:36 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Officers with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department say a famous statue outside Memorial Stadium was vandalized early Sunday morning, as was the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Police believe the two crimes are related.

The famous "National Champions" statue outside the east entrance to Memorial Stadium was spray...
The famous "National Champions" statue outside the east entrance to Memorial Stadium was spray painted over the weekend.(Ryan Swanigan (KOLN))

UNLPD say the famous “National Champions” statue, outside the entrance to East Stadium, was spray painted with graffiti around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The vandalism wasn’t reported until around 10:45 a.m.

According to UNLPD, damage is estimated to be around $2,000, and surveillance video from the incident is now being reviewed.

In addition, the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity near 14th and R streets was vandalized around 30 minutes later, causing $500 in damage. UNLPD believe the two crimes are related.

Anyone with information is asked to contact UNLPD or CrimeStoppers.

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