Fraternity condemns graffiti on beached whale in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - May 2, 2014

Officials tells Action News they received the call around 8:00 a.m. Thursday about a whale that washed ashore below Central Pier.

The 20-foot Minke wash defaced with the Greek letters "Tau Epsilon Phi"

That fraternity's headquarters is in Voorhees and it has three active local chapters at the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University in Camden, and Rowan University.

A spokesman for the fraternity released the following statement:
On May 1, 2014, the letters of Tau Epsilon Phi (??F)appear to have been used in a reprehensible act in which a deceased whale was vandalized in Atlantic City, New Jersey. While we don't know if any of our members were involved, we have been in contact with the authorities and have offered our assistance in their investigations. This act is in direct contradiction with our mission statement and our teachings of friendship, chivalry and service, and we wholeheartedly condemn it.

Authorities are still investigating.

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