This past June, thousands of fans gathered in South Milwaukee to witness the unveiling of a life-sized bronze statue of local wrestling legend Reggie “Da Crusher” Lisowski. It was awesome. This past August, a group of complete shit heads (one with a SICK “Milwaukee” face tattoo) vandalized the statue, causing $1,200 in damage. It was not awesome.

Happily, the damage has been repaired and two of the vandals have been arrested and charged. The man who led the drive to build the statue, Chris Smith, had this to say about the incident:

“I also want to thank the South Milwaukee Police Department for their hard work in bringing these turkeynecks to justice. Da Crusher Foundation will aggressively pursue criminal charges against any person who attempts to damage or deface the statue. The statue, like the man himself, will stand strong.”

Turkeynecks, complete shit heads, whatever. Here’s a brief video-clip history of other Milwaukee-area landmarks (and one Donald Trump billboard) that were vandalized by turkeynecks.

Da Crusher statue – 2019

Milwaukee Maze – 2018

Black Cat Alley – 2017

Donald Trump billboard – 2016

Estabrook Beer Garden – 2015

Oak Creek excavator – 2014

Miller Park – 2013

Bronze Fonz – 2012

Newly repaired Humboldt bridge – 2010

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Matt Wild weighs between 140 and 145 pounds. He lives on Milwaukee's east side.

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