Published: Aug 24, 2012 01:57 PM
Modified: Sep 18, 2012 11:44 AM
CHAPEL HILL - Police arrested two suspects Friday in the vandalism of a second CowParade cow on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
The names of the two suspects, who are UNC-CH students, were not immediately available. They could be charged Friday afternoon with damage to real property, UNC Police spokesman Randy Young said.
Police think there may be two more suspects. According to a news release, a group of people gained enough leverage to push the “Cow House” cow on its side despite the 400-pound block anchoring it to the ground.
Campus police caught them in the act, Young said.
Chapel Hill artist Jane Filer created Cow House as part of CowParade North Carolina. The cows will be auctioned in January to benefit the N.C. Children’s Hospital.
Cow House was the second act of vandalism this week on that part of campus.
Late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, someone stole the bowtie from Alexander Moo-lian Bow-vine, who was positioned outside the UNC Visitors Center near Franklin Street. That cow was created by fashion designer Alexander Julian.
Young said the cases are not thought to be related, and police are still investigating.