A statue of Christopher Columbus was found beheaded in Yonkers, New York on Wednesday, according to a report.
Yonkers resident Pat Gamberdella found the beheaded statue and immediately reported it to the police, NBC New York reported.
"It's very upsetting that American values have sunken to the level they are today," Gamberdella said. "It's unfortunate because I did go up there and I did see it all smashed."
The head to the statue was reportedly found later in Columbus Memorial Park.
Police are investigating the vandalization but told the network they believe it could have been the work of juveniles overnight. The police are also saying it may be fallout from the demonstrations over a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Va., in early August.
"We can't just desecrate a monument to them just because you don't like what they did," Gamberdella said.
A Christopher Columbus statue was also vandalized with a sledgehammer in Baltimore last week.