New York News
Church statue vandalized in Brooklyn
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police are searching for the vandals who defaced a church statue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
A encasement for a statue of the Virgin Mary was desecrated early Saturday morning, between 1 and 2 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
Police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime considering the object defaced, and the nature of the graffiti that was written.
The bottom of the encasement was damaged, and it is suspected the vandals also tried to retrieve the change placed in the encasement.
The statue, which has its origins in Italy, has been in the community for more than 10 years.
It was housed in a local church in Connecticut for years before a relative gave it to the current owner.
Community residents have often stopped by to pray or admire the statue, and some have left money for candles to be placed next to it.
WAKE UP WITH EYEWITNESS NEWS! Click here to download the WABC Eyewitness News Alarm Clock app from iTunes. or search WABC or 7online in the app store.
Get Eyewitness News Delivered
new york city, brooklyn, williamsburg, vandalism, new york news
- Brooklyn Bridge reopens after car fire
- AccuWeather Forecast: Rain and clouds 47 min ago
- Eyewitness News Live
- WATCH ABC is available to Channel 7 viewers
- Weather puts damper on start of holiday weekend 54 min ago
- Residents protest bike sharing program 48 min ago
- 3 more men arrested in slaying of British soldier in London
- Thousands run final mile of Boston Marathon
- Sandy-damaged New York Aquarium reopens this weekend
- Long Island 'Hot Dog Hooker' arrested again
- Christie and Snooki face off at Jersey shore
- abcnews: Cruise Passenger Bill of Rights Introduced
- Photos: Kickoff to a Long Island Summer photos
- Photos: Circle 7 at GMA's Summer Concert Series
- Weather makes for disappointing start to...
56 min ago
- AccuWeather Forecast: Rain and clouds
47 min ago
- Protestors against location of bike share...
45 min ago