Thursday, June 7, 2012

Arrests made in Reservation vandalism

I'm glad they caught the knuckleheads responsible for knocking over the Big Indian statue on the New York State Thruway near the Cattaraugus Reservation. Six punks from Clarence High School were arrested for the crime today. These kids are so dumb, they probably didn't even realize how offensive this thoughtless act of vandalism was. I'd feel the same way if it were a statue of Martin Luther King or an Irish statue in South Buffalo.

The Kids from Clarence are lucky the owner of the property appears to be taking the high road over the incident. Others would not be so understanding...

"I don't want to ruin a kid's life over this," Cyrus Schindler said when asked whether he'd press charges in connection with the attempted theft, which resulted in the statue being significantly damaged. "I want them to understand [what they did was wrong]."

Hopefully, the statue will be fixed soon. Driving through Irving won't be the same without it towering over the side of the road. And hopefully, the culprits will get a chance to redeem themselves and realize what they did was anything but cool.

Statue of Indian chief knocked over in act of vandalism

1 comment:

  1. Yes Cyrus Scli dler did take the high road but without any kind of real reperation the Clarence kids will go on doing offensive and disrespectful things and "rich daddy" will buy it off for them ..Some sort of community service that.might humble these disrespectful kids would be in order....perhaps get summer jobs and have to pay for the damage themselves