|The photo taken of Yerco Cornejo Soto urinating at the base of the statue. (Photo: Canal N)|
Four Chileans were arrested Sunday morning for taking pictures while one of them urinated at the foot of the statue of Francisco Bolognesi located in the main square of Tacna, near the border with Chile.
Police arrested Eduardo Maldonado Córdova (37), Yerco Cornejo Soto (24), Harold Ulloa Ulloa (22) and Susana Echenique Navarrete (23) around 7 a.m. Sunday, according to a correspondent for El Comercio.
The Consul General of Chile in Tacna, Patricio Latapiat, went to the police station Sunday. Before entering, he apologized and explained that the incident was committed because the detainees were alleged drunk.
Mónica Feria, the prosecutor on duty, has taken the case in which Yerco Cornejo, visible in the photograph, could be prosecuted for crimes against the symbols and values â€‹â€‹of the country, typified in the Penal Code, a penalty of up to 4 years in prison and 60 to 180 days’ fine.
The other three have been released.