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Carlisle Ice Art Fest 'Hodge the Cat' sculpture destroyed

The ice sculpture was found destroyed on Saturday morning, according to the Whistlestop Bookshop.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Update (Feb. 7): Carlisle authorities say they are investigating the destruction of four different Ice Art Fest sculptures on Friday night.

One of the sculptures destroyed is "Hodge the Cat" which was located at 129 West High Street. 

The other sculptures destroyed were located at 102, 139, and 158 West High Street.

Police confirmed that so far they have identified some Dickinson College students as responsible for the damage but their investigation is still ongoing.

Surveillance footage from locations near the damaged sculptures is being looked over to find out who was involved in each individual incident.

Those found responsible will be charged with criminal mischief.

Below is a statement from Dickinson College spokesperson Craig Layne about the incident.

"We are deeply disappointed that this vandalism occurred. Questions regarding the investigation and any potential charges need to be directed to the Carlisle Police. In addition, the matter is being addressed through the college disciplinary process."

Previous: An ice sculpture at the Carlisle Ice Art Fest was destroyed days after its creation.

"Hodge the Cat" sponsored by the Whistlestop Bookshop was found destroyed on Saturday morning, according to a Facebook post from the store.

About 16 hours after Hodge the Cat was installed for Ice Fest, you are looking at my final participation in the ice...

Posted by Whistlestop Bookshop on Saturday, February 5, 2022

Another post from the bookshop reveals the ice sculpture was destroyed on Friday night by four people.

The Carlisle Borough Police Department has not released any information about this incident at this time.

More information to follow.

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