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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  • by Otis Location: NC on Feb 26, 2010 at 06:18 PM
    Lets turn over the card deck! If Vandals Splash Paint on a Jeffersons town statue. We all know out comes the race card , and big Al Sharpton would get his 10 minutes on TV. I hope the police get these idiots ,and the judge makes them clean up the mess they caused
  • by UNK Location: GREENVILLE on Feb 26, 2010 at 09:56 AM
    WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHERE THE "JEFFERSON" STATUE????? #1 ASK YOURSELVES IS THAT NECESSARY?????
  • by queenbee Location: kannapolis,nc on Feb 25, 2010 at 11:52 AM
    Call in Dog the Bounty hunter and his posse. These idiots must be stopped and delt with!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 25, 2010 at 11:04 AM
    Where are the home towns of The Jefferson's actors?
  • by Hilary Location: NC on Feb 24, 2010 at 09:42 PM
    Do the the Jeffersons have a statue from their TV show?
  • by LL on Feb 24, 2010 at 08:45 PM
    Yes dump cow turds on the statue.Let Obama clean it up.
  • by Neal Shlonson Location: Kinston on Feb 24, 2010 at 07:26 PM
    I'm an "osama" supporter, Matt. Come out to Kinston and try it.
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Feb 24, 2010 at 06:51 PM
    Na! Let's do what Snoop Dogg would do and "pop a cap in dey ..."
  • by The Voice on Feb 24, 2010 at 06:19 PM
    Ha! It's about time.
  • by Opie's wife Location: NC on Feb 24, 2010 at 05:44 PM
    Do what Aunt Bea would do. Clean a little bit --- grumble a little bit --- clean a little bit more --- and move on with your life.
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