The man who threw paint onto a bust of George Floyd in NYC is now in the crosshairs of a hate crime unit … and can be seen clear as day on camera doing the deed.
The NYPD’s Crime Stoppers division released surveillance video they say depicts the suspect — a guy with a light complexion, medium build … and who was wearing a green jacket, shorts and a hat of some sort, and who cruised by nonchalantly before vandalizing the statue.
Just as we told you before … he’s seen clear as day hanging out near the John Lewis statue in Union Square, shuffling about and looking around — before he busts out what seems to be a small paint can, hopping on his skateboard and heading for the bronze Floyd effigy.
Sure enough, there are some people around who get a good look at him doing it … but no one really springs into action. It all happens so fast — the man is gone in a flash.
We’re told the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is investigating this … for obvious reasons. So far, the alleged perp hasn’t been captured — but cops are asking for tips or any help.
This weekend’s paint job actually served as the second act of vandalism since the statue was first unveiled earlier this summer in Brooklyn … where it was also defaced, with none other than white supremacy logos and signage. And now, at its new, home … something similar.