Royal Oak public piano vandalized with adhesive on the keys

Posted at 1:41 PM, Aug 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-06 13:41:16-04

Royal Oak police are looking for the person responsible for vandalizing a public piano last week.

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, police say someone spread adhesive along the keys on the piano in front of Gayle's Chocolates. That made people unable to play the piano.

The piano was the first as part of the Royal Oak Piano Project and was placed in the fall of 2016. This is the first time it has been vandalized.

The city's commission for the arts is hoping that someone will step up and find the person responsible.

"We always know that the quality of our pianos will degrade over time, but to have someone maliciously try to silence one is disheartening," Chair Jason Gittinger said. "This program brings so much joy and so many smiles to the community."