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Grant Park Sculptures Vandalized, 13-Year-Old Boy Charged

 A statue that is part of the "Borders" exhibition.
A statue that is part of the "Borders" exhibition.
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CHICAGO — A 13-year-old boy has been charged with defacing several statues in Grant Park over the weekend.

On Saturday, the boy tagged 18 sculptures from the "Borders" exhibition, which is on loan from Icelandic artist Steinunn Thorarinsdottir, according to the Chicago Tribune. The exhibit features 26 life-size human sculptures that were installed in August at Jackson Drive and Michigan Avenue.

Police arrested the boy, whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile, with numerous cans of spray paint and permanent markers.

He was charged with one felony count of criminal defacement of property greater than $300, one count of criminal damage to government property between $500 and $10,000, possession of a paint marker with intent to deface and possession of a spray can by an underage person.