Columbus Statue's Missing Nose Leads To Beheading Suspect: PD

Jul 11, 2020 265

BY: Danny Wicentowski

Police in Waterbury are looking for a New York man who tried to sell the broken-off nose that was once attached to the Christopher Columbus statue in front of city hall. In a news release, the department named 22-year-old Brandon Ambrose, of Port Chester, as a suspect.

The Columbus statue was discovered decapitated shortly after 5:30 a.m. on July 4, police said. Investigators recovered the head from the ground nearby— at least, most of the head. But it was the missing nose that eventually led detectives to their suspect.

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