Statue on display in Downtown Lodi vandalized with gang-related symbol
A “13” that has been etched into the guitar portion of Seward Johnson’s statue, “Harmony vs. Discord,” is seen in this photograph taken in Lodi on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. The statue is one of several pieces on loan to the city from Johnson’s The Sculpture Foundation through July 15.
Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 8:25 am, Thu May 5, 2011.
A symbol associated with a Lodi street gang has been etched into
a life-sized sculpture of a musician on School Street, prompting
disgust from local merchants.
“I’m surprised it took this long for something to happen,” said
Hannah Kemalyan, a hairstylist at Texture Salon, a business across
the street from the vandalized sculpture. “They’re exposed out
there and police can’t possibly patrol by them all day and
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Thursday, May 5, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 8:25 am.
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