A man from Dallas Texas damaged the Charging Bull sculpture Saturday. Tevon Varlack smashed the sculpture with what looked like a steel banjo leaving several dents and a hole on the bulls right horn.
Varlack was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and criminal possession of a weapon and spent the night in jail prior to his Sunday arraignment. An inmate told the Post he “was up early singing gospel songs and preaching about God back in the cells.” Photographs of his arrest show the Texan smiling and wearing a “Let Us Not Forget The Ten Commandments” t-shirt he reportedly wore as he defaced the bull.
The bull statue was created by Italian sculptor Arturo Di Modica in 1989 and he has been involved in a series of past incidents defending the Financial District figure. In 2017, a “Fearless Girl” statue was placed nearby and lauded by feminists as representing a check on Wall Street’s predominately male culture.