CHICAGO (CBS) — Vandals decapitated a statue of Ronald McDonald outside the Museum of Broadcast Communications overnight in the River North neighborhood.
Workers arriving for work Tuesday morning saw the statue of the beloved McDonald’s icon had been decapitated when they got to the museum, according to museum founder Bruce DuMont.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Shower Chance By Daybreak
Neighbors had rescued the statue’s head after the statue was vandalized.READ MORE: Postal Worker Tells CBS 2 Staffing Issues Due To Federal Leave, Prioritization Of Package Delivery Are In Part To Blame For Persistent Mail Problems
The statue of the smiling McDonald’s mascot had been sitting on a bench outside the museum’s entrance at 360 N. State St.
DuMont said the statue has been removed from the premises to be repaired.MORE NEWS: Shock And Outrage In Humboldt Park At Death Of Young Parents Yasmin Perez, Gyovanny Arzuaga In Shooting Called 'Execution-Style'
A police report has been filed, but DuMont said the museum does not have cameras outside, so surveillance footage of the vandalism is not available.