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George Floyd mural in Toledo destroyed by lightning strike

A mural honoring George Floyd erected at Summit and Lagrange in Toledo has collapsed. According to Toledo Police, witnesses say it was destroyed by a lightning strike. 13abc’s Doppler Radar did show a lightning strike in that block at about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Toledo Police were seen outside the building, which used to house the Mugshots Bar, setting up tape around the pile of bricks that once formed the artwork….

The building itself is structurally sound, according to a City of Toledo building inspector. The building’s owner is working to clean up the bricks and tear down the rest of the mural wall.

But of course, the heartbreak in Toledo overflowing…

The City of Toledo has already released a statement on the mural, saying they will work with the arts commission on planning for a new mural, or help the commission and the artist find a new location, adding that they were heartbroken to see artist David Ross’s work collapse.

Note to Toledo: What God hath damned let no man redo.

Note to “artist” David Roth: Regarding the lower right-hand glop of black and white bullshit that proclaims “The revolution will not be televised.” Sounds cool but this “revolution” was televised into the burning ground. Grow a clue in your empty skull.

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  • ghostsniper July 14, 2021, 9:31 AM

    “The City of Toledo has already released a statement on the mural, saying they will work with the arts commission on planning for a new mural,…”

    Every one of the people that released that statement need to be pistol whipped with a 44 magnum.

  • VAL July 14, 2021, 9:35 AM

    Word on the street:

  • enn ess July 14, 2021, 9:49 AM

    Tear down and disfigure our founding fathers statues eh! Here ya go. Retribution is coming R – U – Ready?

  • PA Cat July 14, 2021, 9:55 AM

    The NY Post has a photo of this piece of “art” as it appeared before the wall came a-tumblin’ down: https://nypost.com/2021/07/14/george-floyd-mural-collapses-witnesses-blame-lightning/

    How fitting that Floyd’s face “decorated” the wall of the [former] Mugshots Bar.

  • Casey Klahn July 14, 2021, 9:55 AM

    Good catch, re: televised. Just the level of Leftist penetration into the media is enough to put one on a war footing.

  • Vanderleun July 14, 2021, 10:25 AM

    And it’s Val — so far — for the WIN!

  • tim July 14, 2021, 10:30 AM

    Gee, one would think the The Arts Commission of Toledo would be a little more…what’s that word…oh yea, “diverse” –


  • Missy July 14, 2021, 10:46 AM

    Well I can’t resist. My favorite “commissioner” by a mile is….

  • Lance de Boyle July 14, 2021, 12:14 PM

    George Floyd’s lip be hangin’ down.
    Doo dah doo dah.
    Now the bricks be layin’ roun’
    All the doo dah day.
    Gwan to loot all night.
    Gwan to shoot all day.
    Bet my money on a feral mob
    Chimpin’ an’ hootin’ today.
    [To the tune of “Jingle Bells”]

    On the other hand,

  • ghostsniper July 14, 2021, 12:38 PM

    Reads more like Camptown Races if you ask me. Didn’t watch the link.

  • LadyBikki July 14, 2021, 1:29 PM

    Toledo overflowing….now why did toilets and sewage come to mind ?

  • DrTedNelson July 14, 2021, 1:38 PM

    I can’t think of a “fuglier” mug to put on a mural, or a t-shirt, or a statue.

  • ddmill July 14, 2021, 1:55 PM

    I fully expect hate crime warrant for GOD.

  • EX-Californian Pete July 14, 2021, 2:21 PM

    And I don’t gets me no credit for breaking the story here? Geesh! (heh heh)
    By the way, that story should be more than enough evidence for those who don’t believe in God to reconsider.

  • Diana July 14, 2021, 3:30 PM

    I’m pleased that nature took care of that! Why do people want to praise and venerate a total criminal that died because he RESISTED arrest. That’s what happen… folks

  • Nori July 14, 2021, 7:29 PM

    @Missy: Thank you for posting that link to Greta Thunberg’s first smile.

  • EX-Californian Pete July 16, 2021, 9:04 AM

    Correction. Floyd croaked because he had four times the lethal limit of Fentanyl in his system. He was saying “I can’t breathe” even before the cop grounded him and put a knee on his neck.