- 12th-century sculpture at Santiage de Compostela cathedral in Spain’s north west region of Galicia vandalized by a fan of the band Kiss.
- The police launched a public appeal for information mystery offender who deface the statue with Eric Singer’s whiskers and the word ‘Kiss’.
- The culprit could be fined up to €150,000 (£133,000) if caught.
A historical statue was rudely defaced by unknown suspect who is believed to be a fan of the famous band KISS.
The 12th-century sculpture at Santiage de Compostela cathedral in Spain was daubed blue paint onto the face with Eric Singer’s whiskers and the word ‘Kiss’.
The police immediately launched a public information to hunt down the mystery culprit for defacing one of the world’s most famous cathedrals with a fine up to €150,000 (£133,000).
The regional government’s Head of Culture, Roman Rodriguez said, ‘We will do everything we can to track down the person responsible for this authentic atrocity.’
It is believed that the perpetrator acted in the early hours of Monday morning, the police are analyzing CCTV and tweeted a photo of the graffiti along with the plea: ‘Important. Please pass on.
‘Santiago Cathedral is a World Heritage site. It belongs to us all. As well as demonstrating a total lack of respect and civism, this vandalism is also a crime.
‘Help us to find the person or people responsible.’
Meanwhile, Daniel Lorenzo, director of the Cathedral Foundation said the markings will have to be removed from the marble using lasers.
The cathedral is an integral part of the Santiago de Compostela World Heritage Site and the burial place of Saint James the Great, one of Jesus Christ’s apostles.
And the vandalized figure, the only Romanesque sculpture left on the cathedral facade, overlooks Platerias square.
Eric Singer, 60, joined the group in December 1991, after the death of drummer Eric Carr the month before.
Via: Metro, image credits: SOLARPIX.COM