Pittsburg Police Seeking Vandals Of Public Art

By: The Associated Press; Greg Palmer
By: The Associated Press; Greg Palmer

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — The Pittsburg Police Department says it is looking for vandals who damaged several fiberglass footballs that were part of a public art project called SEK Art Fest.

Police say they have video showing people who might have vandalized one of the painted footballs on Sunday. The footballs have been on display in downtown Pittsburg since June.

The Joplin Globe reports continued vandalism prompted art festival organizers to move 20 of the 24 large painted footballs out of downtown Monday and into the Meadowbrook Mall in south Pittsburg. Four of the footballs have been damaged by vandals since July.

The footballs were to remain on display downtown until Oct. 12, and then were to be auctioned off to raise funds for future art exhibits.


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