SARATOGA SPRINGS — One of several fiberglass horses in a city known for real horses was tipped over and punctured early Sunday morning, city police said.
“They got our horse,” said Lt. Bob Jillson, a department spokesman, referring to a colorful statue that stood outside Adirondack Trust Co. on Broadway. “It’s got some holes in the side of it — it looks like they jammed something through it to put holes in the torso.”
He described the holes as being “smaller than a fist.”
Jillson said a good samaritan found the horse statue on its side Sunday and stood it back up, also reporting it to police. The legs had been disconnected from the statue’s concrete base.
Since then, Adirondack Trust Co., which owns the statue, removed it to have it assessed and repaired, Jillson said.
Police began their investigation by talking to businesses in the area that might have security cameras trained on the crime scene. Investigators accessed footage that shows the incident happening at around 4 a.m. Sunday, but it does not provide enough clarity to identify a suspect, Jillson said.
“We still have to pull our own downtown camera,” he said.
Anyone with information should contact police at 584-1800. To remain anonymous, call 584-TIPS.