Police have now charged two 18-year-old men and three minors captured on surveillance cameras destroying several public Salem ice sculptures.
The ice sculptures were created in conjunction with the annual Salem So Sweet Chocolate and Wine Festival, WHDH reported. One of the destroyed sculptures was a 3-foot alpaca.
Salem police Lt. Conrad Prosniewski said the vandals were easy to spot because one teen was carrying the alpaca’s head, Salem News reported, adding that the alpaca head is now being kept in a freezer in the police evidence room.
Zachariah W. Brown and Justice R. Grayman, both 18, have been arrested and face vandalism charges along with the three teenage minors, Salem News added. Their sculpture-smashing was also captured on a cellphone belonging to one of the teens.
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Salem businesses sponsored the sculptures for $325, Prosniewski said in the Salem News report.
The teens could face additional charges, police said to WHDH.