The city building inspector disagrees. However, the artist who painted the mural insisted only an act of God or vandalism could have destroyed the mural.
Witnesses claimed a George Floyd mural in Toledo, OH, on a building crumbled due to a lightning strike.
City building inspector Hugh Koogan disputed the account because “the wall had been showing signs of weakness for some time and literally just gave way on its own.”
David Ross painted the mural, titled “Take a Breath,” a year ago to honor Floyd.
Ross disagreed with the building inspector because “he saw the strength of the wall first-hand” and only “an act of God or vandalism” could destroy the wall.
The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department listed lightning as the cause because of the witnesses and an investigation.
— Kaitlin Durbin (@njKaitlinDurbin) July 13, 2021
— Shaun Hegarty (@Shaun_Hegarty) July 13, 2021
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