Austin man tries to damage Robert E. Lee monument
by KVUE News
October 11, 2010 at 3:36 PM
An Austin man was caught in the act of trying to damage Robert E. Lee monument on the University of Texas campus.
UT police got a report of a man climbing the bronze statue near Homer Rainey Hall.
Officers found Nicholas Chaney climbing down the statue. They found a hacksaw in his backpack. Police say he was attemping to saw off the spurs on the bronze monument. They found fresh cuts and other damage on the statue.
Nicholas Chaney, 20, is charged with criminal mischief on a public monument. The incident happened on Friday. The charge is a state jail felony.