An unemployed actor has been charged with vandalizing a statue of George Floyd in a New York City park.
Micah Beals was charged with second-degree criminal offenses for allegedly throwing gray paint on the face and pedestal of a statue on the morning of October 3 in Union Square Park in Manhattan, Hate Crimes Unit of the New York Police Department mentioned.
Beals, 37, was arrested earlier this month after police found surveillance footage of someone mixing paint near a park and then spewing it at a statue.
You can face Bilbaz Up to seven years in prison Heavy fines if convicted of a felony.
Using the stage name Micah Femia, Beals had small parts in “Parks and Recreation” and “CSI: NY” People magazine reported.
Beals first appeared on “CSI: NY” in 2005, and in 2013 was in the movie Pop Star, according to IMDb.
The statue of Floyd, whose killing by a police officer in Minneapolis sparked nationwide protests, was so sabotage On June 24, when it was on display in Brooklyn.
“I heard the news of the sabotage,” Terence Floyd, Floyd’s brother, said at the time. “I was so proud to have received word that Flatbush caught her. They really supported us, they searched for the statue, they searched for my brother’s soul.”
“You’re trying to stop us,” he said, “but you can’t stop us.” “And we still go on, with love.”
Confront Art, the group behind the statue, said people spent hours scrubbing the paint by hand, some using toothbrushes.