SPOKANE, Wash. — The heart called Percy the Peacock, which sits outside the Historic Davenport on Sprague and Post, was found knocked over sometime Thursday with most of the damage at the base of the sculpture.
Spokane police say they arrested a man who broke another heart just a few blocks from Percy the Peacock yesterday.
Court documents say two witnesses saw 28-year year-old Vonnelliott Mitchell hitting a heart sculpture with a stick outside of Jigsaw on Main Avenue.
One of them even snapped a photo of the suspect and police say Mitchell matched that photo. An officer eventually found Mitchell just a few blocks away from the broken heart and arrested him.
He made a first appearance in court Thursday for second degree malicious mischief, possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest.
The judge set his bond at $10,000 for those charges, plus another $10,000 bond for previous charges.
Spokane Police are still investigating who broke the four other hearts.
Ronald McDonald House charities plans on picking up all the damaged hearts Friday and storing them at their offices. They'll be working with artists to see if they can be fixed.
Moving forward, they may bring the remaining 23 heart sculptures inside and off the streets to prevent any more from being damaged. But that is still to be decided.