Jackie Robinson statue vandalized at MCU Park in Coney Island

The iconic Jackie Robinson statue in Coney Island has been vandalized. According to police, the base of the statue, which sits outside MCU Park, was

Police say the base of the statue was spray painted with racial markings.

Police say the base of the statue was spray painted with racial markings. (8/7/13)

BROOKLYN - The iconic Jackie Robinson statue in Coney Island has been vandalized.

According to police, the base of the statue, which sits outside MCU Park, was spray­-painted with racial markings, swastikas and other hateful words and symbols.

Published reports say officials with the Brooklyn Cyclones made the discovery when they arrived at the park Wednesday morning.

Councilman David G. Greenfield, Sen. Eric Adams and community activist and City Council candidate Mark Treyger are offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for vandalizing the statue. 

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