Joe Montana Statue Vandalized at Levi's Stadium During 49ers Game: Police

A suspect was arrested after a statue of Joe Montana at Levi's Stadium was vandalized Monday night toward the end of the San Francisco 49ers' overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks, according to Santa Clara police.

Jorge Alberto Lopez, 37, pulled the facemask off the statue of the 49ers legend and Hall of Fame quarterback, police said.

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Jorge Lopez

The 49ers released a statement Wednesday:

"The Joe Montana statue that is part of the 'The Catch' art installation located inside the stadium’s Gate A plaza was vandalized following our recent Monday Night Football game. Security personnel apprehended the individual soon thereafter, and the Santa Clara Police Department arrested the individual. ...

"Crews have already begun repairs on the statue and expect work to be complete prior to Sunday’s home game."

Lopez was booked on a felony vandalism charge, police said.

No further details were immediately available.

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