Vandalized Albany statue restored as arrest is made

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An arrest has been made in the case of a statue toppled outside a restaurant in downtown Albany.

Jordan Michael was arrested last Thursday night, said police. He was charged with criminal mischief.

Michael is accused of intentionally pushing over a statue outside Villa Di Como on Lark Street back on April 5. The statue – worth $6,500 – was shattered.

Michael was arraigned, and released on his own recognizance.

The restaurant held an event Friday evening to celebrate the statue’s restoration.

“We’re so excited to share her once again with the community, with our guests, with our family, with our friends,” said Ali Celik, who owns the restaurant.

Hear how he said the statue was restored to its former glory by watching the video of Tessa Bentulan’s story.