Yet another entry in the continuing tale entitled "Why Detroit Can't Have Nice Things".
The Detroit News: One of Shinola's Detroit clocks vandalized shortly after unveiling
When Shinola, the city’s new watch and bicycle maker, unveiled four new, 13-foot tall clocks as thank-you gifts to Detroit, some gave the installations a month before they’d either be swiped by scrappers or sprayed with graffiti.
How about hours? A clock at Cass and West Canfield was defaced sometime Friday, according to Shinola CEO Stephen Bock. The markings didn’t last long, though. The graffiti was removed the same day, officials said.
Nice things can't even last a few hours before some knuckle-head in Detroit decides to graffiti it up, much like a dog lifting his leg over a hydrant, but without the excuse that the dog is a dog doing what dogs do.
Pathetic, but that's Detroit for you.