Good to see the College Pranks are still taken seriously by some spirited students:
WESTWOOD — Someone has vandalized UCLA’s beloved bruin bear statue ahead of Saturday’s football game against rival USC.
The vandals cut through a protective tarp and dumped red and yellow paint on the mascot, which is poised in the center of the Westwood campus. Suspiciously, USC’s colors are cardinal and gold.
Workers were seen attempting to remove the paint Wednesday morning. It was not immediately known what time the vandals did the dirty work.
The bruin statue was protected with an anti-paint coating for situations such as this.
Over at the University of Southern California, students were seen camping out by the Tommy Trojan statue, which was wrapped in duct tape or plastic to protect it from such an attack.
The Trojans and the Bruins face off at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Coliseum.