Arrest made in connection with grackle statue fire


AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Fire Department says their arson investigators arrested a man Tuesday in connection with lighting the grackle statue outside Austin City Hall on fire Monday.

Authorities arrested Rodney Lynn Cook, 67, after releasing video showing a man setting fire to “Ganador,” a grackle statue outside city hall. Authorities believe the man in the video is Cook.

Cook is charged with felony criminal mischief.

Rodney Lynn Cook. (APD photo)

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