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Iowa City Teen arrested while dancing near statue

IOWA CITY  (KWWL) --  A local teen turned violent when Iowa City Police tried to stop him from dancing with the Black Angel statue in Oakland Cemetery.

Officers were called to the cemetery late Friday night.  There was a report that someone was dancing on the pedestal of the 8 1/2-foot-tall statue at the Feldevert family grave site.

18-year-old Brian Holst Jr. refused to leave.  Police used a Taser on him after he began pushing and fighting against them.

Holst was charged with interference with officials acts and assault on a peace officer.

The Black Angel is made of bronze, but it has slowly turned black since its installation in 1912. It is the subject of many local superstitions and has been vandalized several times.

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