A rope was wrapped around the shape of a Swedish football star, and both feet have traces of sawing.
"I heard a sound that resembled a circular saw. Both feet were sawed," the Kvällsposten photographer told Expressen.
Malmö police placed a 24-hour security guard on Ibrahimovic's statue and restricted the sculpture to a fence. One leg of the bronze statue has suffered so much that it is feared it will fall.
Ibrahimovic's statue has been broken since the day the 38-year-old attacking star decided to invest in Stockholm's Hammarby instead of his hometown club. The first act of vandalism was committed in late November. The statue opened in October.