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Second girl arrested in Waikiki sand sculpture vandalism case

Honolulu police arrested a second juvenile suspect in connection with a sand sculpture vandalism case at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki.

Police arrested a 17-year-old girl Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree criminal property damage. A 15-year-old girl was also arrested Tuesday for the same offense.

Sgt. Chris Kim of CrimeStoppers Honolulu said the juveniles described as residents of Oahu were released pending further investigation.

CrimeStoppers and police sought the public’s help last week in identifying two suspects involving the vandalism that took place at the hotel on the night of Aug. 12.

Police released a surveillance video that showed an unknown female repeatedly striking the sculpture with a pillow.

She then climbed onto a protective barrier surrounding the artwork and defaced the sculpture with her hand while another female recorded the act on a cellular phone.

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