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Man Arrested After Da Crusher Statue Gets Vandalized In Milwaukee (Video)

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Man Arrested After Da Crusher Statue Gets Vandalized In Milwaukee (Video)

A statue of the late AWA Legend Da Crusher was unveiled to the city of Milwaukee back in early June of this year and two individuals were caught on tape vandalizing the new city landmark. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that 18-year old James Dundgeon was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property. In the video shared by the MJS, he and another individual are seen throwing a cinder block at the statue with one returning to pick up the block and continuing to smash the face of the structure. Family of the late Reggie Lisowski noticed damaged to their famous relative and it has since been repaired by the builder of the statue, Beth Sahagian. You can read the report below:

An 18-year-old South Milwaukee man, on probation for an armed robbery about a year earlier, told police he recently vandalized Da Crusher statue “to be cool.”

James C. Dudgeon was charged with criminal damage to property, a crime that could result in nine months of prison or $10,000 in fines.

A 21-year-old man has also been identified but has not been arrested.

The statue, which honors South Milwaukee wrestling legend Reggie Lisowski, has stood tall over his hometown since June.

The family of Lisowski noticed the damage Aug. 29 and reported it to the South Milwaukee Police Department.

Police discovered via surveillance video that two men approached the statue Aug. 24 and repeatedly struck it with a concrete block.

The statue suffered damaged to the nose, right cheek and upper right chest.

The surveillance video was “instrumental in determining the time frame for the damage and helping police identify the people responsible,” police wrote in a news release.

An investigator with the South Milwaukee Police Department recognized Dudgeon in the video from multiple prior encounters with him, according to the complaint.

In an interview with police Sept. 12, Dudgeon said he was out with friends that night and admitted to his involvement, a complaint said. Dudgeon said he thought he would be the “tough guy” if he was the one who threw the concrete block.

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