Photo courtesy of 810 & 103.1 WGY's Read Shepherd

In the past few weeks police in Troy have been dealing with vandalism to those colorful Uncle Sam statues that have been placed all over downtown including some cases where someone made off with the entire head. Mayor Lou Rosamilia is not laughing about it and he admits this is a very frustrating situation.

In fact, one such statue along 4th Avenue even has a little sign hanging on it saying "please don't vandalize me."  Rosamilia says those responsible for the vandalism will be caught and prosecuted.