Iolani Palace is part of Hawaii’s royal heritage .. the official residence of Hawaii’s monarchy, completed in 1882.
An intricately crafted building, which unfortunately now has some damage to the original front door.
The glass, which was crafted back in the 1800’s, has been shattered.
“Well, it’s just heartbreaking. This is one piece of architecture that has been there forever to destroy it in any way it’s unbelievable.” Passerby Marilyn Pollock said.
This morning, security guards at the palace caught two people apparently breaking in.
Police sources say one of the guards saw the woman kick the door and heard her say — “This is my house, this my house.”
“They had a couple individuals, a man and a woman in handcuffs and they had a lot of police officers who were here on scene.” Passerby Rick Myers said.
“Whatever their agenda is whether its nothing to political it is entirely inappropriate. The palace should be recognized for the treasure that it is no matter who you are.” Passerby Patrick Mcnally said,
An Iolani Palace spokesperson said in a statement: “We are devastated that one of our original etched glass panels has been destroyed. It is an irreparable loss of an historic treasure.”
“I don’t understand how someone could be that disrespectful to something that’s so important to people and a culture. ” Myers said.
Police arrested the couple on suspicion of criminal property damage.
They were released pending investigation.