WTNH: Columbus to get head back in Waterbury
Christopher Columbus’s statue will be getting its head back in Waterbury this fall, according to News 8.
In an exclusive, WTNH reported that the head will be reattached. A referendum in November will decide if the statue remains in front of Waterbury City Hall or is relocated.
A Port Chester, N.Y., resident was charged in the July 4 beheading of the statue.
Brandon Ambrose, 22, will be arraigned Nov. 18 on charges of first-degree criminal mischief, a Class D felony, as well as desecration of property not a house of worship, a Class A misdemeanor, and fifth-degree larceny, a Class C misdemeanor.
The decapitation of the Waterbury statue was one of the reasons Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim gave for removing the Columbus statue in Seaside Park.
That statue remains in storage despite a city Parks and Recreation Committee demand it be restored so residents can weigh in on whether to keep it there or place it somewhere else.