Police investigating vandalism at National Civil Rights Museum


Memphis police are investigating a vandalism at the National Civil Rights Museum

Police said an erratic driver drove on a restricted area of the museum’s plaza, causing thousands of dollars in damage. 

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Museum officials told FOX13 the incident happened in the time period where people can come out and take pictures in front of the Lorraine Motel – not while the museum was open. 

The damage by the driver is no longer visible, but it was enough for the museum to report it to MPD. 

“We have 24-hour surveillance here and we noticed an erratic driver driving onto the campus on some the areas that are not paved, so we were concerned,” said Sherryl Tucker, an employee at the museum.

Tucker said police have surveillance video of the incident. Police said those cameras caught the suspect driving a black F-150 truck. 

The driver stole a flowerpot and drove around the courtyard. While driving back and forth around the courtyard, police said the driver damaged seven Wall of Fame nameplates and several brick plates. 

Officials said the damage done was minimal.

However, police are still searching for the person responsible.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call police.


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