VIDEO: People seen on surveillance cam climbing Paul Bunyan in Bemidji
The Bemidji Police Department shared a video Friday that shows people climbing the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statue in Bemidji. The actions of the individuals resulted in a broken right arm for Paul.
The damage involved concrete from Paul’s arm giving way. The video shows several people climbing and hanging on the statue.
Paul and Babe have been in the park since 1937. Jensen Conservation will assess and fix the damage to Paul.
Police are investigating the incident. No arrests or fines have been made or issued as of Friday afternoon.
Anyone with information regarding this event is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online. Up to a $1,000 reward is being awarded to anyone who can provide information that would lead to these suspects.