UCLA Bruin Vandalized Again

For the second time in less than three months, the Bruin statue is defaced.

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Call it a case of déjà vu all over again. UCLA's prized Bruin statue was the target of more vandalism at some point over the weekend. The statue was painted green on its face, mouth, and side, the Daily Bruin reports

Police at the University of California–Los Angeles don't believe the defacing had anything to do with an incident in November, when the Bruin was painted red and yellow—the colors of UCLA's bitter rival, the University of Southern California (USC). A UCLA maintenance crew took most of Monday to remove the paint, the report says. The crew water-blasted the statue to completely clean it. 

"[Restoring the statue] must have cost a couple thousand dollars," said Steve Rojas, a spokesman for UCLA Facilities Management. 

For those counting at home, any vandalism that costs more than $400 in repairs is a felony-level offense.

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