Vandals Splash Paint On Andy And Opie Statue

Officials in the North Carolina hometown of Andy Griffith are looking for the vandals who splashed red and green paint on a statue depicting the opening scene from "The Andy Griffith Show."

The Mount Airy News reports that the statue in front of the Surry Arts Council was vandalized sometime last weekend.

Lt. Jeff Inman of the Mount Airy Police Department said the vandalism was discovered on Sunday by someone passing by the Andy Griffith Playhouse, where the bronze likeness of Andy and Opie "Goin' Fishin"' was placed in September 2004 after being donated by the TV Land network.

The "Goin' Fishin"' statue is a copy of another that TV Land placed in Raleigh in 2003.

Police say they have few leads in the incident.

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