DENVER (AP/CBS4) – The 40-foot big blue bear outside the Colorado Convention Center downtown has a big blue green streak on its back.

Denver police spokesman John White says they’re investigating the vandalism of the public art piece reported to police around 9 a.m. Sunday.

The Lawrence Argent sculpture, “I See What You Mean,” was installed in 2005 and is popularly known as the “Big Blue Bear.”

“I think it’s horrible – to the bear,” a woman said.

“It’s one thing to do that to a horse at DIA, it’s another thing to do it to the blue bear,” a man said.

(credit: Jeff Gurney)

(credit: Jeff Gurney)

White says they haven’t determined how vandals were able to get the paint on the bear.

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