According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney, Louie Torres and Willie Johnson face one felony count of vandalism over $400 worth of damage after allegedly splashing paint on the statue, including the letters “SC” written in red paint on the statue’s mantel. The incident went down in November before the UCLA vs USC football game.
Sources close to the investigation tell The Blast the two guys aren’t even students of USC, they’re just fans who attend a nearby city college.
Both men were arrested on December 19 and released shortly after. They face up to three years in jail.
For the record … UCLA beat the Trojans 34 – 27.