Arm of King of Beer statue at La Crosse’s City Brewery torn off

La Crosse police ask for public's help identifying people in surveillance video

The arm of the King of Beer statue at City Brewery in La Crosse was torn off early Wednesday morning.

The La Crosse Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying three people who were seen in surveillance video.

In the video La Crosse police posted to their Facebook page [scroll down to see the video], three people stopped at the statue, in the area of 900 3rd Street South, at about 2:20 a.m. Wednesday.

One individual appeared to climb up the statue to pose for a picture. When that person leaned forward, the left arm holding a sword broke off. Another individual appears to have been standing next to the statue and the third individual was standing on the sidewalk taking a picture. All three of them were then shown running down 3rd Street S. in La Crosse.

The 3rd shift supervisor at the City Brewery reported the vandalism to La Crosse police at about 4:10 a.m.

Estimated cost of the repair of the statue is $750, according to the La Crosse police report. The statue is a fiberglass shell with metal mesh inside.

If you can identify any of the individuals, call La Crosse Police Detective Sergeant Dittman at (608) 789-7214 or Crime Stoppers at (608) 784-TIPS (8477). You can text your tip and LAXTIPS to 274637 or online at