The University of Iowa

Who Destroyed Herky

On Friday morning at 6:27 a.m. the Department of Public of Safety discovered the Herky on Parade statue located at Capitol and Jefferson was vandalized overnight resulting in damages estimated at $5,000. This incident is currently under investigation by the University of Iowa Police.  The University of Iowa Police are requesting assistance and if anyone has any information please call at (319) 335-5022 or email

Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of this suspect(s). Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.