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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Angry toddler painted red

Police said they had no suspects after Norway’s iconic statue of an angry toddler, Sinnataggen, once again became the target of vandals over the weekend. Visitors found Sinnataggen covered with red paint on Sunday morning.

Gustav Vigeland's popular statue was returned to normal within hours. PHOTO; Views and News

The small statue by sculptor Gustav Vigeland that’s a popular attraction in Oslo’s Frogner Park was quickly cleaned by experts from the nearby Vigeland Museum, after attempts by the fire department failed.

The statue has been the target of vandals several times before and even was stolen in the early 1990s when thieves sawed through the toddler’s ankle. It was later recovered after great public outcry.

Newspaper Aftenposten could report that the statue also has been covered with paint before, first in 1947 and also in 1995 and 2006. By late Sunday afternoon, the red paint had been removed and Sinnataggen was returned to normal.

Police said they were going through film from security cameras in the area. The vandals, if caught and found guilty, face up to a year in prison.

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