According to the LA Times, two teens have been charged with vandalism following an incident that took place on the UCLA campus in November 2018. Wednesday prosecutors charged Louie Raider Torres, 19, of Studio City, and Willie Saul Johnson, 18, of Van Nuys, with felony vandalism that resulted in more than $10,000 in damage to the large bruin statue on Nov. 13.
The pair have been accused of tagging the UCLA mascot with red and yellow paint and writing “SC” on its base. Prosecutors have determined the duo pried open a wooden case that was protecting the Bruin Bear on the UCLA campus around 2 a.m. Nov. 13, and the statue was doused with red and yellow paint. The destruction was discovered days later.
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If convicted as charged, both defendants face a possible maximum sentence of three years in jail, the district attorney’s office announced.