4 U of U Students Charged with Criminal Mischief After Allegedly Spray-Painting BYU Cougar Statue

by | Sep. 21, 2017

Mormon Life

Here's an update following the vandalism on BYU campus before the BYU vs. U of U football game.

Four University of Utah students have been charged with criminal mischief after allegedly vandalizing the cougar statue outside LaVell Edwards Stadium on Sept. 9, the morning of the BYU-Utah football game.

The students, Jackson Horspool, 18; Amy Newman, 19; Lane Hogan, 18; and Beu Maimer, 21; who live in Salt Lake City, allegedly spray-painted red “U” logos, “Go Utes” and a white smiley face on the cougar, then returned to the scene minutes later to “check out their work” and take photos, according to a BYU police report.

Police say the four suspects had red paint on their hands when they were stopped by officers. An officer reported smelling smell spray paint in the car and said he found two red spray cans, one white spray can, two cloth respirators and a cardboard U of U stencil.

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