Pier banner vandalized

Anna Maria Pier Vandalism
The vandalized banner was discovered Sunday morning. - City of Anna Maria | Submitted

ANNA MARIA – The city pier restoration project banner was vandalized at some point over the weekend. Located near the foot of the pier that is currently being demolished, the banner featured a rendering that showed what the new pier will look like.

On Sunday morning, July 15, Public Works Manager Dean Jones sent Mayor Dan Murphy an email that said, “Someone slashed the pier picture banners. I am going in to look at video and do a police report. Going to leave the banners like that until I can get there, take photos and get the deputies involved.”

Anna Maria Pier vandal suspect
Police are looking for his man who was photographed near the pier banner that was vandalized. – Submitted | Sun

Later in the day, Jones shared photos taken from the surveillance camera near the pier. According to Murphy, no arrest had been made as of Sunday afternoon. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to call 866-634-8477.