Police are looking for a vandal who toppled a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe Statue in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn this week.
CBS Local reported — The statue stood outside Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace on West 17th Street and Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island. It was worth $4,000, and now the church has to raise funds to buy a new one.
Paishioners say this is part of the increasing disrespect for their faith in their own neighborhood.
— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) September 18, 2020
The man is seen talking to another man and then climbing into the fenced off area and toppling the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
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The vandal then throws the statue in the street after he knocks it over.