In the Swedish city of gävle once burned a Christmas goat made of straw after just a few hours after it was inaugurated in the square. This year it celebrated its 50th anniversary, reports newspaper Aftonbladet.
The incident occurred on Sunday evening, November 27. According to preliminary data, unknown persons threw a Molotov cocktail from a nearby restaurant. When the firefighters arrived, the design was already all on fire.
The police started search of the malefactor. Under investigation on criminal charges of “Causing damage with aggravating circumstances”.
Expenditures for the construction of a goat, which is a wooden frame covered with straw up to 250 thousand Swedish kronor (more than 27 thousand dollars).
The goat which is the symbol of the winter holidays in Scandinavia, set in gävle since 1966. From the first year covered by a straw figure became the object of attacks by vandals, in most cases it is burned. Last year, he has not escaped a similar fate.