The statue is modeled after An iconic photo taken in Times Square in 1945, showing a woman dressed in a white uniform kissed and kissed by a sailor to celebrate the end of World War II.
The woman, identified as Greta Friedman, was 21 years old at the time and she did not know the sailor, identified as George Mendonsa.
The sailor was "very strong," she told the Veterans History Project.
"He was just holding me in. I'm not sure about the kiss … It was just someone who was celebrating the party.This was not a romantic event.C & # 39; was just … Thank God, the war is over. "
On Tuesday morning, police discovered that someone had used red spray paint and wrote the words "#MeToo" on the statue of Sarasota, Florida.
Police believe that vandalism occurred Monday afternoon or in the evening.
Officers were not able to find evidence in the area or surveillance video capturing the incident.
"The damage is estimated at more than $ 1,000 because of the large area covered by graffiti and the resources needed to fix it," police said in a statement.