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NYC’s Charging Bull statue bashed by angry Texas man screaming 'F--k Donald Trump'

2019-09-08

Tevon Varlack of Dallas, Texas was charged with criminal mischief, weapons possession and disorderly conduct after he was seen repeatedly striking the Charging Bull's head with a metal object on Morris St. and Broadway around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. (Mark Woodward/New York Daily News)

A bull-headed Texas man brought his version of the rodeo to the Financial District on Saturday.

Tevon Varlack of Dallas went wild on Broadway’s famous Charging Bull statue, bashing the bronze beast so hard he damaged one of its horns.

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“F--k Donald Trump,” Varlack, 42, screeched over and over during the beatdown, said a homeless man who saw the scene unfold on Broadway near Morris St. around 12:30 p.m.

Varlack used a metal object of some sort to beat the bull’s horn — one witness said it looked like a silver guitar.

Texas man accused of smashing famed Wall Street bull statue says President Trump is 'cool.'

Stunned witnesses called 911 as Varlack — clad in blue hat, white shirt and black pants — “whacked the bull upside the head," one police source said. The attack left a gaping hole in the bull’s right horn.

Officers quickly corralled the suspect.

“Why attack the bull?” wondered the homeless witness, who did not want to reveal his name.

The bull's right horn was dented and punctured — but not enough to stop tourists from posing for pictures on Saturday afternoon.
The bull's right horn was dented and punctured — but not enough to stop tourists from posing for pictures on Saturday afternoon. (Mark Woodward/New York Daily News)

Cops said the answer to that question was not immediately clear — and Varlack didn’t offer an answer when he was walked out of the First Precinct on Saturday night.

“We’ll talk about that later,” he said.

Asked what he thought of Trump, Varlack said: “He’s cool. He’s the president.”

Tevon Varlack is pictured in the back of a police cruiser Saturday night in Manhattan.
Tevon Varlack is pictured in the back of a police cruiser Saturday night in Manhattan. (Jeff Bachner/for New York Daily News)

Varlack is charged with criminal mischief, weapons possession and disorderly conduct.

Tourists taking snapshots of the 7,100 pound bull, created by Sicilian artist Arturo Di Modica and installed in 1989, had no sympathy for Varlack.

“It’s selfish,” said Ryan Taylor, 28. ”There are more impactful ways to say what you need to say.”

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