A camera on a lamp post facing Charlottesville's statue of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson has been removed by city police.
The camouflage-style camera was removed Sunday evening after a tweet circulated that called attention to the object. A spokesman for the city police confirmed the camera was not the property of the department and had been removed.
Tweets additionally showed a bell attached to a wire — reminiscent of a trip-wire — by the base of the statue. The device also was removed Sunday evening.
The statue of Jackson and one of fellow Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee have sustained chisel-like damage in recent months. No arrests have been made and the damage remains under investigation.