Santa sculpture vandalized at Jackson Park
A decapitated sculpture of Santa Claus is found at Jackson Park on Wed. Oct. 11, 2017. (Rich Garton / CTV Windsor)
Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:34PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:28PM EDT
A Santa Claus sculpture has lost its head at a Windsor Park.
A viewer anonymously sent photos to CTV Windsor, showing a headless Santa at Jackson Park on Wednesday. The photos depict a number of youth apparently body slamming and actively vandalizing the figure near the sunken flower garden at Queen Elizabeth II Gardens Wednesday afternoon.
Could this be related to the much maligned $1.5-million holiday lights festival scheduled for the park this winter?
City officials say they didn't put it there. Pam Labute of the city’s Public Works department tells CTV Windsor any vandalism at our city parks is regrettable -- but it's not city property and is in no way part of the planned lights festival.
Just how the Santa figurine got to Jackson Park is unclear.
Police have not received any complaints or reports related to the vandalism.